The steadfast mother of Michelle Obama, Marian Robinson, has passed away at the age of 86, according to The New York Times.

Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, has passed away at the age of 86. She was a steadfast and supportive figure in her daughter’s life, accompanying her to the White House when her daughter became the first African-American First Lady. Marian Robinson was also a loving and caring grandmother to Michelle’s two daughters, Malia and Sasha. Her habit of collecting sayings and wisdom elements eventually inspired her daughter to write a book titled “Becoming,” which delved into their relationship and the significance of Marian’s influence on her life. The death of Marian Robinson has drawn tributes and remembrances from both friends and family, as well as from her former occupant of the White House, Michelle Obama herself. She has been lauded as a devoted and inspirational mother, who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.