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Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Murphy announced the death of her beloved mother, Ellen Mitchell, on Monday, Nov. 4. The 51-year-old announced her mother's passing in a post on Instagram.com.

Nicole posted a photo of her mother, Ellen, and father, Eddie T. Mitchell, who is also deceased.

She captioned the image:

"Today I lost the most beautiful person in the world to me my mom. I love you so much. Thank you for all the beautiful times we had together. Now you can Res In Peace with Dad. #purelove #mom #dad #youwillbemissed".

Nicole, who is biracial, also shared a slideshow of her parents on Instagram. "Words can't express how much I miss my best friend. I love you mommy.." she wrote in the caption.

Fans and friends paid tribute to Nicole's mother on social media.

Sportscaster Mike Hill commented, "Always here for you, Nik. In my prayers."

Former WNBA player Lisa Leslie wrote: "Sorry for your loss! Sending the prayer of comfort to you and your family".

Nicole shares 5 grown children with actor, comedian Eddie Murphy.