Bruce Springsteen Pens Moving Tribute to Announce Mother's Death

Bruce Springsteen and his mother Adele Springstreen

Adele Springsteen, the mother of music legend Bruce Springsteen, has died. She was 98 years old.

The "Dancing in the Dark" singer took to his Instagram page on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a heartbreaking tribute to his late mom.

"Adele Springsteen - May 4, 1925-January 31, 2024," Bruce, 74, began in a statement shared alongside a throwback video of Adele dancing as Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" played in the background.

The award-winning singer continued, quoting lyrics from his 1998 hit, "The Wish," which was written for her.

"I remember in the morning mom hearing your alarm clock ring. I’d lie in bed and listen to you getting ready for work, the sound of your makeup case on the sink. And the ladies at the office all lipstick, perfume and rustling skirts, how proud and happy you always looked walking home from work.It ain’t no phone call on Sunday, flowers or a Mother’s Day card. It ain’t no house on the hill with a garden and a nice little yard. I’ve got my hot rod down on Bond Street I’m older but you’ll know me in a glance. We’ll find us a Little rock ‘n roll bar and we’ll go out and dance."

A cause of death has not yet been released, however, Bruce had been open about his mother's battle with Alzheimer's in recent years.

During a Broadway performance in 2021, Bruce told the crowd "My mother loves to dance. She grew up in the '40s ... (with) the big bands and the swing bands, and that was a time when dancing was an existential act."

"She's 95 and she's 10 years into Alzheimer's and that’s taken a lot away from us," he continued. "But the need to dance hasn't left her."

His father, Douglas Frederick Springsteen, passed away in 1998.

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