Michelle Beadle is in mourning this week.
The former ESPN personality took to social media on Monday to announce that her mother Serenella Paladino passed away unexpectedly this week after she fell in their home.
“This is, by far, the worst post I will ever make,” Beadle said. “And while my inclination is to keep it private, I also know that my mom was a badass and a firecracker and as time goes on, and she is inquired about, I won’t want to relive these words repeatedly.”
Beadle immigrated to the U.S. with her family from Italy at a young age and grew up in Texas.
“My family is understandably devastated and trying to figure out how to move forward,” Beadle said. “And while things don’t quite seem real yet, we know that in time, we’ll be able to smile again and remember all the beautiful memories we made together.”
The 47-year-old works for the San Antonio Spurs. She also worked for FanDuel and The Athletic after leaving ESPN. She reached a buyout agreement with ESPN in 2019.