Lisa Rinna’s Mom Lois Dies at 93 Following Stroke: ‘Heaven Has a New Angel’

Lisa Rinna’s mom Lois has died at the age of 93. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star had confirmed her mother had suffered a stroke last week and was “transitioning” after the incident. In the aftermath, Rinna took to social media to share how difficult it was to “let go” and that no one is ever prepared to say goodbye to a loved one. Rinna’s daughter Amelia Gray confirmed the news that her grandmother had died in an emotional Instagram post.

Lois and Lisa Rinna smiling
Lois and Lisa Rinna in a photo from 2008 | Charley Gallay/Getty Images

Amelia Gray shares emotional tribute dedicated to Lois

It was on Monday, Nov. 15 that Gray shared the news that her grandmother Lois had died. The model took to Instagram to pay tribute to Lois with a carousel of photos in her honor and words paying homage to her legacy.

“My guardian angel for the rest of time… I love you so much my Lolo… you were and will always be much more than a grandma to me.. you were my best friend. My strength, My rock, My everything,” Gray posted. “Your laughter never failed to light up any room you ever walked in. Anyone who got the pleasure to meet you was so blessed… there will never be anyone like you.”

“Thank you for being the strength our family needed,” she continued. “Thank you for teaching us what it means to be a strong woman… and just like that.. you’re back with Frank… I know they’re having a party for you.. and you are dancing your way through heaven… you’ll never be gone… ‘I did it my way..’ ‘Me too.’ 5:05 am…”

Rinna replied in the comments adding, “Heaven Has a new Angel.”

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Lisa Rinna shares photos of her mom Lois

Rinna also paid tribute to her mom on Instagram sharing photos of her and confirming her death.

“Lois DeAndrade Rinna. June 7, 1928 – November 15 2021 5:05am. Heaven Has a New Angel,” Rinna posted.

Hours before, Rinna had shared a video of her mother eating at Petit Trois and captioning the Instagram post, “Let’s all raise a glass to Lois.”

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Lisa Rinna shares emotional posts about her mother

Rinna struggled with telling fans what she was going through but ultimately decided to reveal on Nov. 10 that her mother had suffered a stroke. The RHOBH star knew her mom Lois was beloved by fans that have watched the show over the years and would want to know.

“I know how much you appreciate and LOVE Lois so I need to tell you that she has had a stroke, I am with her now, So lets celebrate her and send her so much love while she transitions,” Rinna wrote on Instagram. “I was so conflicted to share this very very sad news with you, but I know you would want to know.”

Lois, Lisa Rinna, and Harry Hamlin wearing Santa hats and smiling
Lois, Lisa Rinna, and Harry Hamlin | David Livingston/Getty Images

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Losing a parent is never easy and Rinna shared with fans how difficult it was to process the idea that her mom was not going to be physically there anymore. She took to her Instagram Stories to share her thoughts and express that she had “empathy for everyone who’s gone through” losing a beloved family member.

“Nobody tells you how to do this. There’s not a handbook, there’s never a way to be ready to let go and when you need to watch it,” Rinna said. “I mean, we’re blessed to be here and to be with her. We’re just not taught that death is OK. It’s never talked about and we’re never told that it’s OK to let go.”