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NPR host Scott Simon Tweets his mother’s final days

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Scott Simon, his voice familiar to weekend NPR listeners, shared his feelings on Twitter (@nprscottsimon) as he said good-bye to his mom.

Over the past week Simon has been at the bedside of his dying mother as she lay in the ICU of a Chicago hospital.

Thousands of people have started following his Twitter feed as he shared the heartbreaking feelings and observations of his farewell to his mother Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gilband.

Simon has live tweeted insights into his mother’s personality, the caring of ICU nurses and his pain.

His openness has brought many a reader to tears as they follow along on his journey.

From his Irish mother’s reaction to the #royalbaby birth, “My mother in ICU sees Kate & Will holding baby and tears: "Every baby boy is a little king to his parents. " So I tear too.” to “ I am not sure my mother understands Twitter or why I tell her millions of people love her--but she says she's ver(y) touched.”

At 8:17pm on Monday, Simon marked his mom’s passing with, “The heavens over Chicago have opened and Patricia Lyons Simon Newman has stepped onstage.”

Read all of his tweets here: https://twitter.com/nprscottsimon

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