Caitlyn Jenner mourns the loss of mother Esther Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner’s family has lost their beloved matriarch

The Olympian’s mother, Esther Jenner, died on April 20 at the age of 96.

“I am heartbroken to announce that my mother passed away peacefully yesterday morning,” Caitlyn wrote on Instagram. “Losing a mother is unique in the sense that she is the only person who has loved me my entire life.”

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Esther’s death came “a few weeks short of her 97th birthday,” Caitlyn shared.

“I will miss her very much,” added the 73-year-old in her tribute. “Love you mom.”

Fans first met Esther when Caitlyn appeared alongside ex Kris Jenner and their children in Keeping Up With the Kardashians and appeared at various family gatherings.

She became a notable fixture on I Am Cait, the E! Documentary series centered on Caitlyn’s journey as a transgender woman.

“It seems like as people start to understand more, the stigma of being different will go away,” Esther said on an episode of the show.

“For me, that’s the beauty of it [Caitlyn] She gives herself permission because, like all of us, when you’ve seen something over and over again, you get used to it, right?”

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 15: (LR) Esther Jenner with Caitlyn Jenner at ESPYS 2015 at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage

Esther also joined Caitlyn as her special asset at the 2015 ESPYs, where the gold-medal decathlete was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. During her acceptance speech, Caitlyn credited her mother for being her source of strength.

“I always thought that I got my courage and determination from my father, who ended up on the beach in Omaha and fought all of World War II,” Caitlyn said at the time.

“I realize now mom: I think I got all those qualities from you.”

Esther is survived by friends and family, including granddaughters Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.

James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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