She was a huge figure in his life...

Morrissey has confirmed the death of his mother, Elizabeth Dywer.

The singer was exceptionally close to his mother, and her influence is made clear through his 2013 autobiography.

Elizabeth Dwyer had been in poor health of late, with fans showing their support for the Smiths legend.

Sadly, it seems that Morrissey's mother has passed away, with the singer sharing official confirmation.

A note reads:

Morrissey's very beloved mother - and best friend, Elizabeth Dwyer, has passed away.

A service will be held in Dublin where Elizabeth was born.

All are welcome.

A quote from Oscar Wilde accompanies the statement: "All my life's buried here … heap earth upon it."

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