Rest in peace. Jodie Foster is mourning the death of her mother and decades-long manager, Evelyn “Brandy” Foster, who passed away at age 90 on Monday, May 13. To share the heartbreaking news, The Silence of the Lambs star and her siblings — Lucinda Foster, Constance Foster and Bud Foster — released a lengthy and emotional obituary about their beloved late mother.
“Evelyn ‘Brandy’ Foster, mother of Jodie, Lucinda, Constance and Bud, passed away peacefully in her home on May 13th from complications related to dementia. She was 90 years old,” read the beginning of the obituary, obtained by Closer Weekly.
“Evelyn was without a doubt the strongest person her family has ever met, a champion, a fighter, full of fire and love,” it continued. “No one could beat her style, all five feet tall with naturally ‘corkscrew’ hair. Her family will remember those dimple smiles and big hugs and well placed four letter words. No one messed with Nana, an original like no other. May she live in all of us forever.”
Evelyn had quite the career prior to her unfortunate passing. Following a divorce with her ex-husband, Lucius Foster, Evelyn became a manager for young actors — including her son, who is best known for his role as Ken Berry’s son in the series Mayberry RFD.
Then, when Jodie was just 3 years old, she landed her first commercial, which ultimately would be the beginning of her award-winning career. “Evelyn successfully managed and guided her daughter’s career until her second Best Actress Oscar win in 1991 for The Silence of The Lambs,” the obituary stated.
The rest of the beautiful tribute shared details about her incredible life — including that she “loved spending time walking the streets with her grandchildren and collecting art” in Paris. Evelyn was “always happiest surrounded by beautiful things, you would find her on Sundays amid a pile of art and architecture magazines.”
Although her family hopes to “mourn her passing privately,” Jodie and her siblings asked that well-wishers “look up at the sky, open your arms and say her name” in lieu of flowers. “She would get a kick out of that,” they gushed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Foster family during this tough time.