In January 2019, Kathy opened about her mother's dementia.
"I'm telling you right now, I am not doing well with this", she wrote - then finished on a bittersweet note. In terms of how she is now, at this point she only knows my name and I love you. "She knew it. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick's Day", Kathy tweeted.
In addition to appearing for six seasons on the Bravo reality show "My Life on the D-List" alongside her daughter, Maggie appeared in follow-up shows and documentary projects including "Kathy" and "Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story".
Kathy Griffin is mourning the loss of her mom Maggie. Actress Rosanna Arquette shared, "Oh kathy I'm so so sorry I send you lots of love. and may she rest in power".
Kathy made the announcement on social media Tuesday night. She knew it. She's irreplaceable. "I spoke with her yesterday and, unfortunately, I'm sorry to say her dementia is worsening", Griffin wrote, alongside a photo of herself and her mom at the 2010 Emmy Awards, which she posted to "celebrate happier times".
In January a year ago, Griffin revealed to fans on Twitter that Maggie was fighting dementia. "I know this is a reality that millions of people deal with every year. I love you guys. KG".
"If you ever met my mom and asked for a photo, you should know it was a pleasure as much for her as it was for you". Now you understand why we haven't been able to share anything, here is a moment between them from this summer. "You were an unbelievable daughter and showed her a whole new world outside of Oak Park".
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.