Arsenal and England footballer Beth Mead has confirmed her mother has passed away following a battle with ovarian cancer. Let’s see more details about the tragic loss of Beth Mead.
What happened to Beth Mead’s Mum?
June Mead was diagnosed with cancer in 2021, with Beth winning numerous team and individual honors – including best player and top scorer at Euro 2022 – against the backdrop of her mother’s illness.
Mead took to social media on Friday to share the news that her mum, June, had died on January 7. ‘At 1 am on the 7th of Jan, our beautiful, kind, funny Mum & Wife passed away after a long & brave battle against Ovarian Cancer. ‘She was surrounded by myself, my brother & dad as she passed away peacefully.
‘Our hearts are broken, there will be a piece missing forever but heaven has now gained a special angel.
‘If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. I’m sad that you are gone, but I’m more grateful for the time we had together.
‘Our family would appreciate some privacy during this difficult time. We love you lots, forever & always. RIP Mama.’
We love you lots, forever & always. RIP Mama 💫 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eUiTX0sFZU
— Beth Mead (@bmeado9) January 13, 2023
Cause of death
Beth Mead’s mum June has died after “a long and brave battle with ovarian cancer“, the England international has announced. June Mead supported her daughter’s career as she progressed to become one of the biggest stars in the women’s game.
- June Mead was diagnosed with the illness in 2021 and suffered a long battle
- Beth Mead, 27, confirmed her mother’s heartbreaking death this afternoon
- The mother passed away at 1 am on January 7, according to an Instagram post
- The post wrote: ‘Our hearts are broken, there will be a piece missing forever’
She Won the Personality of the Year
Beth Mead’s Mum won the BBC personality of the year. Alongside the tribute, Mead posted a variety of pictures of her mother, with some showing her mum supporting the Lioness at last year’s European Championship, which England won after beating Germany in the final at Wembley.
Although Mead’s season has been cut short due to an ACL injury, the 27-year-old has been recognized for her contributions on the pitch. In December she won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list, with her performances also earning a nomination for the Best FIFA Women’s Player award.
In an interview with BBC Sport in November
Arsenal forward Mead described her mother as her “biggest motivation”. It’s been a terrible year for my family and for her personally, but she has been great, she added. “The strength that my mum off the pitch has given me,” she said.
It was fantastic to receive the trophies and rejoice in front of the crowd, but I couldn’t wait to make my way around the stadium to see my mother, father, and brother so we could appreciate and share the experience.
Yes, this summer was fantastic, but a lot had happened before that, and I should give my family credit for their support in getting me to where I am now.
Who is Beth Mead?
Bethany Jane Mead MBE is an English professional footballer. she plays as a forward for the Women’s Super League club Arsenal and the England national team. She is a talented and prolific forward who holds the WSL records for most assists and second-most goals contributed overall.
June led England to its first-ever major tournament victory at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 by winning the Golden Boot, Player of the Tournament, and most assists. She became the first female football player to win the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award later that year. She also came in second place for the Ballon d’Or and the UEFA Player of the Year awards.
Tributes Pouring for Beth Mead’s Mum
Mead also asked for privacy for her family.
ata Football Posted
We are very sorry to hear this. Our thoughts are with you and with your family in this very sad time.
Asif Burhan Posted
“The players have asked to play with black armbands and that’s what we’re going to do,” Jonas Eidevall says his players will commemorate the passing of Beth Mead’s mother when
@ArsenalWFC play @ChelseaFCW in the @BarclaysWSL on Sunday.
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Beth Mead’s mum June dies after a long and brave battle with ovarian cancer: England star Beth Mead has announced her mother June died on 7 January after “a long and brave battle with ovarian cancer”. https://bbc.co.uk/sport/football/64261789?at_medium=RSS&at_campaign=KARANGA&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter… Thank you
SHE scores bangers Posted
Incredible podcast with Beth Mead as she talks through her struggles with being left out of the England squad to becoming what she is. Hege’s lack of communication and Mead’s mother’s cancer diagnosis put her in frustrating times.
Absolutely incredible podcast with Beth Mead as she talks through her struggles with being left out of the England squad to becoming what she is . Hege’s lack of communication and Mead’s mother cancer diagnosis put her in frustrating times. https://t.co/T58ix6oDzs
— SHE scores bangers (@SHEscoresbanger) November 1, 2022
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