Vince Neil’s mother has died after a battle with stage 4 cancer. The former Mötley Crüe lead singer remembered "Grandma Shirley" in a series tweets on Tuesday (July 31), after first sharing her cancer diagnosis last month.
"It’s with a sad heart that I tell you the passing my mom affectionately known as Grandma Shirley. She loved rock and roll and Facebook,” wrote Neil on Twitter. “She’ll be missed by me and hundreds others. A true love my life. Thank you for your concern and prayers. It meant a lot. God bless.”
Neil followed up with another tweet, which also included a photo him with his mother. He added: "Life is so fragile and precious. We must kiss every moment in life – so we do not waste a single one. I love you mom.”
Just two days after sharing the news, Neil was set to perform at the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. He tweeted that it was with a “heavy heart” that he would be performing at the festival, but insisted, adding “on with the show.”
He later shared a photo the crowd with the caption: “Thank you @Wacken Germany for your support!!”