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Hillary Clinton’s Mother Dorothy Rodham Dies at Age 92

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mother, Dorothy Rodham, died shortly after midnight Tuesday morning. She was 92.

Clinton canceled trips to London and Turkey Monday in order to stay by her sick mother’s side in Washington, D.C., and was with her when she passed away.

“She was a warm, generous and strong woman,” the Clinton family said in a statement, “an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.”

Despite her daughter’s public life, Rodham stayed largely out of the spotlight, granting only one televised interview, which aired on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004.

Rodham, who has been living with her daughter outside of Washington since 2006, fell ill Monday night.

She died at Georgetown University Hospital surrounded by family, according to the Clinton family’s statement.

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Hillary Clinton’s Mother Dorothy Rodham Falls Ill 

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton has cancelled scheduled trips to London and Turkey to be by the side of her 92-year-old mother, who has become ill.

Clinton decided to remain in Washington when her mother Dorothy Rodham fell ill Monday. A State Department official confirmed that Secretary Clinton will remain in Washington, but did not disclose the nature of Rodham’s illness.

Clinton was scheduled to attend international conferences on cyber security and Afghanistan on her trip to Europe. Wednesday’s conference in Istanbul will be on improving Afghanistan’s security and economic development.

Though Rodham has mostly stayed out of the public eye as her daughter rose to political prominence, she did hit the campaign trail in support of Clinton’s 2008 Presidential bid, and appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2004.

Rodham was also seen in 2010 at the wedding of her granddaughter Chelsea Clinton to Marc Mezvinsky.

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