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    Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:09:23

    Tim Robbins Mother Dies Two Weeks After His Dad - Our hearts go out to the actor during this tragic, difficult time [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    When one half of longtime couple passes away, the remaining half usually passes not long after. Such is the case of the parents of actor Tim Robbins. The actor's mother Mary died on Sunday at age 78, just 12 days after his father Gil passed away at 80. Our hearts go out to Robbins and his family during their time of need during this tragic double loss.

    Husband and wife both died at their home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico. Mary Robbins died of a heart arrhythmia, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Gil died April 5th of prostate cancer, reported the Los Angeles Times.

    Gil and Mary, who were married 59 years, had both been professional musicians in the 1950s and '60s. Gil was a member of the folk band The Highwaymen. 59 years is a long time to be married, so it's not surprising that the couple passed so closely within one another.

    Send some thoughts and prayers out to the Robbins' family.

    Do you know anyone who has been married more than 50 years?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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