‘Hear My Song’ actor James Nesbitt flew home, his mother May has died she was seventy nine. the Northern Irish left the set of the New Zealand set of the Hobbit. The star was devastated to such sad news losing his mother, who had suffered from Alzheimers Disease.
In a statement, Nesbitt said:
‘Mum passed away on Friday night and the whole family is devastated by the news.’
In an interview in 2010, Nesbitt said that he and his family were doing their best to cope with May’s debilitating condition.
‘On my last visit she did not know me but she knew dad. You just have to deal with it and we have responded as a family.
‘Dad really rose to the challenge and has dealt with it. He is so thankful that he had 50 years of marriage with mum before this really begun.’
Nesbitt has been in New Zealand shooting The Hobbit, in which he stars as Bofur.He has also been living in New Zealand with his wife Sonia and their two daughters Peggy and Mary while he plays dwarf Bofur in Peter Jackson‘s Lord Of The Rings prequel.