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Tom Cruise's Mother Mary Lee South Dead at 80

South was honored in a memorial at her local Church of Scientology this weekend.

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    Tom Cruise's Mother Mary Lee South Dead at 80
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    Actor Tom Cruise and mother Mary Lee South attend the 'Magnolia' Westwood Premiere on December 8, 1999 at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California.

    Tom Cruise's mother, Mary Lee South, has passed away. She was 80.

    First reported by People.com, South died peacefully in her sleep. She was honored in a memorial at her local Church of Scientology this weekend, where Cruise and his sisters, Lee Ann DeVette, 57, Cass Mapother, 55, and Marian Henry, 52, all attended. They were joined by other members of their family and friends. 

    The death was also confirmed by Today.com.

    The Louisville, Kentucky, native was born Mary Lee Pfeiffer and went on to marry Cruise's father, Thomas Cruise Mapother III. The former couple divorced in 1974.