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Tom Hanks Honors His Late Mom: 'She Was the Difference in Many Lives'

Hanks's mother's passing comes just days after the actor celebrated his 60th birthday

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    Actor Tom Hanks speaks onstage during American Film Institute s 44th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute show to John Williams at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2016, in Hollywood, California.

    Tom Hanks' mother, Janet Marylyn Frager, died on Tuesday and the actor noted her passing with a tribute on Twitter, according to Today.com.

    "This beauty? My mom. She was the difference in many lives. Many lives," Hanks wrote in a tweet that included a photo of his mother as a young woman. "We say goodbye to her today. Safe crossing, mom! Hanx."

    Hanks's mother's passing comes just days after the actor celebrated his 60th birthday.

    Janet Marylyn Frager was 84.