Kathy Griffin's Hilarious Mom Maggie Griffin Passed Away and the Internet May Never Recover

Raise your wine glass: Kathy Griffin revealed on Tuesday that her mother, Maggie Griffin, has died at age 99. Fans of the comedian and her mother—who was a regular presence in Griffin's career—are offering their condolences online, with some of them promising to sip a bit of vino in her honor.

"My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away today. I am gutted. My best friend. I'm shaking. I won't ever be prepared," Griffin tweeted. "I'm so grateful you guys got to be part of her life. You knew her. You loved her. She knew it. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick's Day."

Griffin first acknowledged that her mother's health was declining in a January 2019 tweet, in which she shared that her mom was struggling with dementia. The comic's mother appeared on both of Griffin's TV series, My Life on the D-List and Kathy. Her mother also made appearances in the TV specials Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story and Kathy Griffin: 50 and Not Pregnant. In the January thread, Griffin called her mom "the bigger star."

Other celebrities responded to Griffin's Tuesday tweet to sympathize with the comic and talk about how much they loved her hilarious mom.

My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away today. I am gutted. My best friend. I’m shaking. I won’t ever be prepared. I’m so grateful you guys got to be part of her life. You knew her. You loved her. She knew it. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick’s Day. 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/l9IZHuIWLb

— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 18, 2020

"Oh Kathy. I'm so, so sorry. We love you," Chrissy Teigen wrote.

"There are no words. Just sending love," Joy Reid tweeted.

"We loved her," Billy Eichner shared.

"They don't make women like Maggie Griffin anymore," journalist Yashar Ali wrote. "You were an amazing daughter and showed her a whole new world outside of Oak Park. I feel so lucky that I got to spend time with her."

My Life on the D-List fans also mourned the Griffin matriarch's death. YouTuber Shane Dawson wrote that he'd have a glass of wine in her honor. He also wrote that Griffin felt like family to fans of the show. In her January tweet thread about the diagnosis, Griffin wrote that fans that felt like they knew her mother really did. "When people tell me they feel like they know my mom, I always respond 'you do!' She never put on a show, she was the show," she wrote.

Rest In Peace Maggie Griffin. You felt like family to me and to so many other fans of the D list. We love you so much :,( 🙏🏻 I’m not a wine drinker but tonight I’m drinking a glass for u.
❤️🍷 https://t.co/b2608f6EIW

— Shane Dawson (@shanedawson) March 18, 2020

Dawson wasn't the only fan to eulogize the reality star with a glass of vino—many fans said they'd remember her by having a glass of wine.

This made me shed a couple tears. I’ll be making sure to have a big glass of wine in her honor tonight. #tipit https://t.co/ToIgK3SPRr

— Joseph Paquette (@joelosesit) March 18, 2020

She's where the box of wine is always full now. Rest in Peace, Maggie. https://t.co/lvtlhSW11w

— SuperDave™ 🅴 (@MightyPrytanis) March 18, 2020

Other fans memorialized Griffin by including her catchphrase, "Tip it," along with their sympathy for the comedian.

Rest In Peace, Maggie Griffin. Thanks for all the laughter over the years. “Tip it!” 🍷❤️ #maggiegriffin https://t.co/HhdYxMhQXg

— Paul Dompier (@eightiespopboy) March 18, 2020

“Tip it, Kathleen!”
- MG

Rest In Peace, Maggie. 💜 https://t.co/Gags0bY9U4

— Jen 62 DAYS Youngedyke 👽✨😷 (@youngstrategist) March 18, 2020

RIP Maggie. Hope she is tipping it in heaven. 🍷 💔 https://t.co/TRMTvRqHG0

— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) March 18, 2020

Longtime fans also spoke about how important My Life on the D-List was to them, writing that Griffin's mother was an integral part of the show that helped them through some tough times.

As silly as it sounds, laughing through old, shitty-quality episodes of My Life On The D List got me through some tough nights. Maggie was a star, a gem of a human, and always put a smile on my face. I’ll miss her, @kathygriffin! ♥️ https://t.co/UooflJwLvu

— Robbie Couch (@robbie_couch) March 18, 2020

RIP Maggie is trending and it’s honestly the most beautiful thing. 💔😭

I’m absolutely heartbroken about this. Maggie has been a part of all of our lives since the first season of My Life on the D-List. She was an amazing woman. I’m so sorry for your loss @kathygriffin. ❤️ https://t.co/Krb5wh7JNU

— Matthew Schmidt (@schmatacus) March 18, 2020

My sincerest condolences Kathy#TipIt for Maggie🍷
RIP Maggie Griffin 🤍 pic.twitter.com/ziC2iKwEPe

— ᴊᴇʟᴀ ☽⋆゜ (@jelevision) March 18, 2020
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TV personality/comedienne Kathy Griffin (R) and her mom Maggie Griffin attend the Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Of America's 5th Annual Heroes Celebration on May 8, 2013 at the Mr. C Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California. Maggie Griffin passed away Tuesday at 99. Barry King/WireImage/Getty