James Nesbitt's mother dies

Published Monday, 11 June 2012
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Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt has taken a break from filming The Hobbit to return home after the death of his mother.

James Nesbitt's mother dies

Nesbitt was in New Zealand filming The Lord of the Rings prequel when he heard the news and jetted back to Northern Ireland to be with his family.

His 79-year-old mum May had been battling Alzheimer's disease.

Nesbitt says: "Mum passed away on Friday night and the whole family is devastated by the news."

Nesbitt has been living in New Zealand with his wife Sonia and their daughters while shooting Peter Jackson's latest blockbuster, in which he plays a dwarf called Bofur.

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