Thursday, March 10, 2011

Madonna's Grandmother Has Passed.

Madonna Will Not Be Issuing Any Statements Regarding Her Grandmother

BAY CITY — Liz Rosenberg, longtime publicist for Madonna, said the pop singer will not issue any statement in regards to the recent death of her maternal grandmother Elsie Mae Fortin.Fortin, 99, died Wednesday at her Bay City home.

In an e-mail to the "Times", Rosenberg wrote, "I'm sorry, but Madonna will not be issuing any statements or conversing with the media regarding her grandmother. It is totally a personal matter to her.

"Rosenberg did not confirm if Madonna is attending the funeral.Fortin was surrounded by friends and family when she died in her home at 404 North Dean St. Fortin was reportedly very close with her famous and Bay City-born granddaughter, having partially raised her since her mother's death in 1963.

Social media feeds, along with several fan blogs, buzzed with news of Fortin's death.

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