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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.
 

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Nicole Murphy apologized profusely for kissing a married man in full view of the paparazzi. Murphy 51, and director Antoine Fuqua, 53, just happened to be staying in the same tourist spot while attending a film festival in Italy in July.

Murphy laid low for 2 months after she was dragged for filth on social media when the photos surfaced.

Murphy appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, where she again expressed her remorse over kissing Fuqua in a public space.

"It was a frozen-in-time thing," Murphy told Wendy Williams. "Trust me, I wish it didn't happen. It was a moment where I should've thought more through the situation. Make better judgments. It's something I apologized for."

Murphy denied releasing a statement when the paparazzi photos went viral online.

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The statement claimed she and Fuqua, who's married to actress Lela Rochon, were simply family friends.

"I did not put out that statement," Murphy said sincerely. "I did not release that statement, Wendy."

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Murphy, who shares five adult children with ex-husband Eddie Murphy, had previously apologized to Rochon in a statement to TMZ.

"It was a moment that should not have happened. I regret it," said Nicole, fighting back tears. "I apologized for it. I'm a human being, it was a mistake."

Williams, 55, is no stranger to infidelity. The talk show Diva's life was turned upside down when her husband, Kevin Hunter, welcomed a baby girl with his longtime lover, Sharina Hudson.

Williams listed her New Jersey mansion and moved into a luxury high rise in Manhattan.

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