On Thursday night, Alec Baldwin announced that his mother, Carol Baldwin, the Baldwin matriarch, had passed away in a candid Instagram post. His wife, Hilaria Baldwin, commented with a heart emoji as many friends paid tribute and expressed sympathies for her passing.
Alec Baldwin Pays Tribute To Late Mother, Carol Baldwin
“It is with the deepest regret that my family posts the following statement,” he began. “Carol M. Baldwin, mother of actors Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen Baldwin and two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane, died today in Syracuse, New York. She was 92.”
He provided a brief snapshot of her life, explaining that she was “Born Carol Newcomb Martineau, in Syracuse on December 15, 1929.” He wrote that “she was the child of Roy and Marion Martineau and had one brother, Daniel, and five sisters, Patricia, Joan, Diane, Louise and Rebecca.”
Alec wrote, “She met her future husband, Alexander R. Baldwin Jr., of Brooklyn, NY, while both attended Syracuse University. In 1954, Alec, as the father was also called, moved the family to Long Island where he taught history and coached football and riflery at Massapequa High School until his death, at age 55, in 1983.”
“Carol Baldwin raised her children and, when her last was a teenager, went to work in marketing research for a firm called Quick Test, operating out of a local shopping mall,” he went on.
“In 1991, she was diagnosed with breast cancer,” he continued. “After she survived, she joined with a group of Long Island-wide breast cancer support groups to launch an effort with SUNY Stony Brook. With the support of the university’s then president, Shirley Strum Kenny, the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund was opened on the campus at Stony Brook. Another chapter was started some years later in cooperation with SUNY Upstate University. The combined efforts have raised millions of dollars for the cause.”
Alec seemed to share his own statement, writing, “My mother taught me about second acts. And third ones, too. She spent the last 25 years of her life as a fighter and a champion for the cause to which she devoted her life. We are all enormously proud of her accomplishments.”
“In addition to her six children, Carol has 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren,” he concluded. “Information regarding memorial arrangements will be forthcoming.”
Fans Express Condolences For The Late Carol Baldwin
“May she rest in peace,” one user wrote.
“My deepest condolences to you and your entire family,” another wrote.
“My deepest sympathies to you and your family,” wrote another. “What a lovely life she had with such accomplished children and gorgeous grandchildren. What a legacy.”
“May she live in your heart and your laugh and your movement every day,” wrote yet another fan.
“I’m so sorry,” said another. “May she rest in peace. Blessings to your family.”
“I am so sorry for your loss. She was an extraordinary woman,” said another. “May she rest in paradise.
“Omg. I am so so sorry. I know how much you all loved her,” another shared. “She was an incredible woman. God bless you all.”
His current wife, Hilaria, also posted an Instagram photo of Alec sitting around a small fire, looking pensive, shortly after his initial Instagram post.