Mother Of NPR's Scott Simon Dies; Son Tweeted Thoughts From Bedside In Her Final Days
July 30, 2013 at 3:59 AM (PT)
Condolences to NPR "WEEKEND EDITION SATURDAY" host SCOTT SIMON on the passing of his mother PATRICIA LYONS SIMON NEWMAN in CHICAGO MONDAY evening.
SIMON drew considerable attention for tweeting his observations from his mother's bedside in the intensive care unit of the hospital in a series that ranged from emotional and heartfelt to matter of fact and even humorous.
When she passed away at 7:17p (CT), SIMON tweeted, "The heavens over CHICAGO have opened and PATRICIA LYONS SIMON NEWMAN has stepped onstage." and "She will make the face of heaven shine so fine that all the world will be in love with night."