Comedian, actor, and radio host PJ Gallagher has confirmed that his mother has passed away. Read on to know how did PJ Gallagher’s mom die, what happened to her, and what was the cause of her death.
Gallagher is going through a tough time lately with her mental health struggles and now her mother is no more. Countless prayers, wishes, and warm messages have appeared on social media to support the much-talented comedian.
PJ Gallagher Confirms Mother’s Death via Social Media
PJ Gallagher broke the sad news of his mother’s death on Instagram and Twitter by sharing a picture of his mom with the caption “RIP Ma, 5/11/22.”
The image featured a black and white portrait of his mother, Helen Gallagher.
He followed up the post with another picture featuring himself and his mother where the two can be seen smiling. The happy photo was enough to make the fans sad as it was clearly visible how heartbroken the man was.
Prayers and wishes emerged on social media following PJ Gallagher’s posts announcing the heartbreaking news.
Friends and Fans paying tribute to PJ Gallagher’s Mom
PJ Gallagher’s posts announcing his mother’s death left his followers emotional as friends and fans joined the tribute train.
Former RTE broadcaster Aonghus McNally paid respect, writing: “Big hugs to you PJ at such a sad time. X.”
Model Glenda Gilson also paid respect, saying: “So sorry PJ x.”
Children’s author and actress Pauline McLynn also offered support, writing “So sorry to hear this, PJ all love and solace to you now.”
Several other fans shared messages featuring prayers, wishes, and love for the comedian.
PJ Gallagher Recently Opened Up About his Mental Health Struggles
The Dublin-based comedian has recently revealed his struggles with his mental health in a candid conversation with Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show. Appearing on an episode, PJ Gallagher talked about the three months in a hospital following a mental breakdown
He went on to reveal that his ex-wife Elaine and partner Aisling helped him get through along with his close friend Stefanie Preissner. They encouraged him to seek professional help.
“I had a nervous breakdown. I started having a depressive episode around this time last year and had this overwhelming anxiety that kept building and building, and that went into a chronic depression,” he said.
“I couldn’t function, I tried to hide it as much as I could.”
PJ Gallagher on mental health | The Late Late Show | RTÉ One
Gallagher visited St. Patrick’s Mental Health Hospital after a brief battle with the condition. He revealed that the first week was really tough and he thought that it was the lowest he could go. However, bizarre stuff happened and his condition worsened.
Fortunately, he bounced back and his condition got better with treatment. Gallagher urged anyone needing help to open up and seek professional help by the end of the episode.
The comedian is going through a rough patch lately. Our heart goes out to him. May God offer him the strength to deal with the major loss and let his mother’s soul rest in peace.