Mourning for Bruce Springsteen, mother Adele Ann Zerilli dies

The American rock star announced it on social media by sharing a video of the two of them dancing to Glenn’s ‘In The Mood’

Adele Ann Zerilli Springsteen, mother of American rock star Bruce Springsteen, has died at the age of 98. The Boss announced this in a post on Instagram, sharing a video of the two of them dancing to Glenn Miller’s ‘In The Mood’, with the caption ‘Adele Springsteen May 4, 1925 – January 31, 2024’. Her mother was born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York to Italian parents originally from Campania: they had left Vico Equense, in the province of Naples, to emigrate to New Jersey.

Bruce Springsteen, 74, combined the video in memory of his mother with the lyrics of his 1998 song ‘The Wish’ which reads: “I remember in the morning, mom, hearing your alarm go off. I lay in bed and felt that you getting ready for work. The sound of your makeup case on the sink. And the women in the office, all lipstick and perfume and swishing skirts. And how proud and happy you always seemed coming home from work.” “There are no phone calls coming in on Sundays,” the song continues. Street, I’m older but you’ll know me with just one look. We’ll find ourselves a little rock and roll bar and, baby, we’ll go out dancing.”

In addition to Bruce, Adele leaves behind two daughters, Pamela and Virginia. Their father, Douglas Springsteen, an Irishman of Dutch descent, whom Adele married in 1948, died in 1998. Adele was a proud supporter of her son’s music and sometimes joined him on stage at her concerts to dance. “My mother loves to dance – Bruce said in a Broadway show in 2021 – She grew up in the 40s with big bands and swing bands and that was a time when dancing was an existential act. She is 95 years old and for 10 She has been suffering from Alzheimer’s for years and this has taken a lot away from us. But the need to dance has not abandoned her.”

In addition to Bruce Springsteen, his wife Patti Scialfa also remembered her late mother-in-law with a post on social media.

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(by Paolo Martini)