As posted on Mitchhedberg.net on Feb. 28, 2012, by Mitch’s widow, Lynn Shawcroft.
It’s with a broken heart that I am writing this update.
Mary Hedberg, Mitch’s Mom, passed away this weekend. She was diagnosed with cancer last summer and fought so very hard, but sadly passed away on Saturday February 25th.
She was surrounded by her family – the most important thing to Mary was her family. She was a beautiful wife, an incredible mother, a loving sister and the most amazing grandmother.
Mary excelled at love. It was in her genes, her voice, her smile – everything about her was love and family. She was special; she just naturally understood how to give and receive love in a harmonious way.
She had strength and grace. Mary dealt with life’s great moments and life’s inevitable challenges in a beautiful unique way that I will forever admire…
Mary was devastated and in such pain when Mitch died yet, with a broken heart, she chose to celebrate his work and share whatever she could with his fans. Amazing.
If any of you were fortunate enough to meet or correspond with Mary you will understand how big a loss this is to her family and friends.
Love Lynn (and The Hedberg Family)
The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival and the entire staff of the Austin Theatre Alliance extends its sincere condolences to the Hedberg family and friends.