Gisele Bündchen, 43, is mourning the death of her mother Vania Nonnenmacher, who died after a battle with cancer at the age of 75, writes WomanEL.
Brazilian publication GZH was the first to report the news on Sunday, citing a statement from the hospital Moinhos de Vento in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
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It is not known what type of cancer Vania was diagnosed with, but it is noted that she was hospitalized on January 26.
Giselle has not yet commented death of the dearest person. She's in the family — one of six girls.
The Brazilian supermodel, who was born in Horizontina, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, has always been close to her family members. She was often spotted in her home country, both during her time in Massachusetts with ex-husband Tom Brady and after her move to Florida.
Gisele with her parents Vania and Waldir Bundchen in 2004. Source: Hello.
The star also has her mother to thank for giving her the impetus to her modeling career. Although Gisele grew up wanting to be a volleyball player, in 1993 her mother enrolled her and her twin sister Patricia in a modeling course. They eventually won a trip to different Brazilian cities, during which Bündchen won Elite Model Management.
Supermodel of the past years with my parents and sisters. Source: Hello.
How Gisele's bold image attracted attention around the world — read here.