Former NFL quarterback Troy Aikman’s mother, Charlyn Aikman, passed away last week and he shared the news in a heartbreaking Instagram post that served as her digital obituary. The Dallas Cowboys legend has returned to the MNF booth now.
Aikman has returned to the booth for the first time since the death of his beloved mother. She died at the age of 80 and her death was reportedly due to natural causes.
Who was Charlyn Aikman?
Charlyn Aikman was the mother of former NFL quarterback Troy Aikman. She was born in Long Beach, California, in 1942. She got married to Kenneth Aikman and birthed Troy on November 21, 1966.
Charlyn also had two daughters, Terri Starns and Tammy Powell. All three of her children were very close to her throughout life. She had a strong bond and a wonderful relationship with all of her family members.
Troy Aikman Mourns the Loss of Mother Charlyn Aikman in an Emotional IG Post
Troy Aikman shared a heart-touching post on Instagram to honor his late mother, Charlyn Aikman, last Thursday, a day after her death.
“I’ve always believed there are angels among us,” Aikman wrote on Instagram.
“My mom was one of those angels. My sisters and I could not have asked for a better mother. A selfless woman that sacrificed more than anyone could imagine for the betterment of her children. Since her passing last night, I have received an outpouring of support.
“The prevailing message is how kind she was to them, which is not a surprise to me. She was kind to everyone. And she always had time for anyone that wanted to take some of hers. She was loved. I know she knew that, but I don’t know she knew how much she was going to be missed. I love you, Mom.”
The emotional post has managed to gain more than 43.3K likes and 4,722 comments. Most of the comments are tributes to the deceased as the post served as a digital obituary for Charlyn Aikman, the late mother of Troy Aikman.
Charlyn Aikman Dead at 80: What was her cause of death?
Charlyn Aikman died on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at her home in Long Beach. She was 80 years old. The mother of Troy Aikman was surrounded by her beloved family members at the time of her death.
The specific cause of her death wasn’t released to the public. However, it’s believed that she passed away from natural causes and her old age. We have tried reaching out to the people close to Troy but haven’t received their response yet.
Charlyn Aikman is survived by her children, Troy Aikman, Terri Starns, and Tammy Powell. She is also survived by her brother Mark Bailey, sister Melanie Ostendorf, and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her loved ones. She must be resting at a better place now.