Music video star Cyndi Lauper’s mother dies – NBC Los Angeles
Cyndi Lauper praises her late mother Catrine – and shares what their relationship meant to her.
“My beautiful mom passed away,” Lauper, 68, wrote on Instagram Thursday. “She rocked and wrestled with us and was in many of my videos. It was an honor to work with her. I feel so lucky to have been able to perform with my mom throughout my life, both as a as a girl and as a woman.”
She continued, “She may have left this world, but not without leaving her mark. Thank you, Mom. I love you.”
The singer did not reveal it 91 years old cause of death of the mother.
Cyndi, who grew up in Queens, NY with her mother and two siblings, told The Wall Street Journal in 2014 that Catrine inspired her artistry.
“My mom taught us to think and ask questions,” she told the outlet, adding, “My mom loved the arts and she always took us to Manhattan to see Shakespeare or showed us around the Metropolitan. Museum of Art.”
The two-time Grammy winner, known for her love of bright colors, said: “My mom loved interior design books and we often changed the color of our bedroom. At one point it was pink. Another time it was the color of sand – my mother never called it beige.”
Catrine was therefore an obvious candidate to play a mother in her daughter’s music videos such as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” in 1983. Under the stage name “Catrine Dominique”, she played an exasperated mother waiting for Cyndi to come home. home after a wild outing.
According to Variety, as of January the video has received over a billion views on YouTube since it was posted in 2009.
Catrine also appeared in Cyndi’s “Time After Time” music video (from the same album), playing the singer’s sick mother.
And in the video for Cyndi’s song “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1985 film “The Goonies”, Catrine again played mom.
In September, Cyndi thanked her mother for supporting her career.
“My mom was in every video she could be in with me,” she wrote on Instagram. “She might not quite know what she was getting into, but she wanted to be there for me. We had so much fun. Thank you, Mom. I love you so much. Happy Birthday!”
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