Alec Baldwin reveals his mother Carol M Baldwin has died aged 92
Alec Baldwin has penned a touching tribute to his mum Carol M. Baldwin, following her death at the age of 92.
The actor shared the sad news on social media where he hailed his late mum as a “fighter” who taught him about “second acts” in life.
The Beatlejuice star uploaded an old picture of his mum as she was, alongside a more recent snap, and posted a lengthy statement on behalf of his family.
It read: “It is with the deepest regret that my family posts the following statement.
“Carol M. Baldwin, mother of actors Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen Baldwin and two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane, died today in Syracuse, New York. She was 92.”
“Born Carol Newcomb Martineau, in Syracuse on December 15, 1929, she was the child of Roy and Marion Martineau and had one brother, Daniel, and five sisters, Patricia, Joan, Diane, Louise and Rebecca.”
He shared details about her life, revealing she met her future husband Alexander R. Baldwin Jr. – nicknamed Alec – at Syracuse University, and the family moved to Long Island in 1954.
There, he “taught history and coached football and riflery at Massapequa High School” until he died in 1983 aged 55.
The statement continued: “Carol Baldwin raised her children and, when her last was a teenager, went to work in marketing research for a firm called Quick Test, operating out of a local shopping mall.
“In 1991, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After she survived, she joined with a group of Long Island-wide breast cancer support groups to launch an effort with SUNY Stony Brook.
“With the support of the university’s then president, Shirley Strum Kenny, the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund was opened on the campus at Stony Brook.
“Another chapter was started some years later in cooperation with SUNY Upstate University. The combined efforts have raised millions of dollars for the cause.”
Baldwin is currently expecting his seventh child with wife Hilaria Baldwin, which they recently revealed will be a girl.
He noted that his mother had “25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren,” and advised that details of her memorial would be forthcoming.
Baldwin’s devastated niece Hailey Bieber reposted his tribute, writing alongside it: “We love you grandma”.