Singer Boy George’s mother dies, Dinah O’Dowd Cause of death and Obituary

Singer Boy George's mother dies, Dinah O'Dowd Cause of death and Obituary

Boy George’s mother Dinah O’Dowd passed away at the age of 84. Let’s see more details about Dinah O’Dowd and his cause of death in detail.

Cause of death

It is just read on FB very sad news that Mother Dinah has passed away at the age of 84. We wish the O’Dowd family strength during this difficult time.

Boy George has revealed his beloved mother has returned home after being hospitalized for two days with ‘heart or lung problems‘ in April. However, no exact cause of death was not released as well. Friends and families are pouring condolence on social media.

Who was Dinah O’Dowd?

Dinah O’Dowd was born in Christina Glynn; in 1939. Boy George was born George Alan O’Dowd at Barnehurst Hospital, Kent, England, on 14 June 1961 and raised in Eltham, the second of five children born to builder Jerry O’Dowd (born Jeremiah; 1932–2004) 

Dinah O’Dowd Medical Issues

Dinah O’Dowd, 82, required medical attention at Greenwich Hospital for issues unrelated to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 a fortnight ago but has since been released into the care of her family. And speaking to Monday’s edition of Lorraine from his London home, George, 58, shared his relief that his mother is away from an environment where she could potentially contract the killer bug. 

He said: ‘My mum’s good, she’s back home now. She was in the hospital for two days, luckily it was not corona related so that’s good. ‘And it wasn’t what we initially thought so everything about it was just getting her home from the hospital because obviously with everything that’s going on, my mum’s 82 so it’s not the best place for her to be.’  

Reflecting on Dinah’s time in the hospital, George admitted she received the best possible care from dedicated NHS workers who did their best to keep her spirits high. 

Dina about her late Husband- My life with a handsome bastard

DO YOU really want to hurt me? This melancholic refrain from her son Boy George’s most famous song was, in fact, the dark mantra of Dinah O’Dowd’s 42-year marriage to a monster she never stopped loving. Ask this incredible 67-year-old survivor why she wrote her book Cry Salty Tears and she will tell you straight. Dinah O’Dowd tells everything straight, unflinchingly so. You want to hug her.

Her late husband Gerry O’Dowd wasn’t big on hugs. He was more thug than a hug. She went to Gerry’s funeral and listened to strangers talking about the man she had spent most of her troubled life with. Feeling entirely excluded, Dinah thought: “Who is this man? I certainly don’t know anything about him. And what about me?”

Even more bemusing to Dubliner Dinah was the fact that the coffin was sent without mourners to the crematorium. Gerry O’Dowd had never wanted to be left alone for even one minute, Dinah remembers.

This in itself was rich in irony. Gerry, terrified of being on his own, was prone to telling her, mostly after a brutal beating: “I’ll die if you leave me. Even if you can’t forgive me, please don’t leave.” He died on December 4, 2004, of a heart attack in Egypt with his second wife, who organized the funeral.

“He was a terrible father and a terrible husband. My mother is a tank, a goddess,” Boy George said recently. She’s here today in a spacious and posh suite at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin (the 10 members of her family lived in two rooms in Dublin’s inner city, she says, adding that she didn’t see a toilet roll until she went to London), to talk about her life and her abusive marriage, as set out in Cry Salty Tears. God knows she cried enough of them over the years. She met a man named Seamus in 1954 at a dance on Dorset Street. He got her pregnant, and vanished five months before the birth, “disappearing off the face of the earth, or the streets of Dublin at least”.

Social Media Condolence

Brenda Richardson Posted

My heart goes out to Boy George, Kevin O’dowd, and the rest of the family on the loss of their mum Dinah O’dowd. Such an amazing lady. R.I.P Dinah. Fly high with the angels.

Boy George fan club posted

I just read on FB very sad news that Mother Dinah (84) has passed away. We wish the O’Dowd family strength during this difficult time.

Stevan Flavel Posted

Sad to hear of the death of Dinah O’Dowd. An incredibly strong woman. Her book, Cry Salty Tears, is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Condolences to the O’Dowd family.

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1 thought on “Singer Boy George’s mother dies, Dinah O’Dowd Cause of death and Obituary”

  1. I just found out about ur mother passing away. I’m so sorry. My heart is very saddened to learn of this. I’m at a loss for words.
    May the Lord keep you safe from harm.
    Sincerely Anglia Gay Ferguson


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