JENNETTE McCurdy often cites her late mother, Debra McCurdy, as the reason she got into acting.
Now that Jennette has released her book, I’m Glad My Mom Died, fans are curious to know more about her mom, Debra, and the cause of her death.
Who was Debra McCurdy?
Debra McCurdy had a notable part in her daughter Jennette’s rise to fame.
As a young actress, Debra handled a number of matters when it came to Jennette’s career.
While promoting ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’, the iCarly star recalled her professional relationship with her mother, telling ‘Entertainment Weekly’: “It was important for me to explore the emotional and psychological abuse I felt during suffered during my time as a young actress.
“I feel like I didn’t have the tools, the language, or the support at the time to stand up for myself.”
She added, “So this book is a way for me to not only honor that experience and give a voice to my former self, but hopefully encourage young people to just ‘ball ball’ in settings where they’re conditioned to do it play’ to stand up for yourself. and ‘be a good sport.'”
Jennette also revealed to PEOPLE, “My earliest childhood memories were of heaviness and chaos.
“My mother’s feelings were so unpredictable that every day was like walking a tightrope. The mood swings were daily.
Referring to Debra’s parenting, she explained, “My mother had always dreamed of being a famous actor and she was obsessed with making me a star.
“I felt my job was to keep the peace and I wanted to make my mother happy.”
What was Debra’s cause of death?
On September 20, 2013, Debra McCurdy lost her battle with breast cancer.
She was first diagnosed in 1995 but was in remission for 15 years before returning in 2010.
Eventually, the cancer spread to the rest of her body as well as her brain.
Before Debra succumbed to her breast cancer battle, Jennette shared details about her mother’s condition with The Wall Street Journal.
The star revealed: “I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for my mum to endure everything she has been through and continues to go through.
“The pain, the sorrow and the struggle. She wakes up in pain every day and goes to sleep in even more pain.
“My mother, the perpetual optimist and bubbly, vivacious woman I know her as, is incarcerated with that hideous beast they call Cancer.”
The Sam & Cat actress continued, “There are people who believe that young actors on a TV series have it easy and that they never have a difficult moment in their life.
“I don’t blame people who think that because as young actors we spend our days making families laugh and using smiley face emoticons in almost every tweet we send.
“Under the carefree facade, you might be surprised to know that some of us are actually facing some difficulties.”
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