Alec Baldwin suffers another tragedy in a year to forget

Alec Baldwin is experiencing another difficult personal moment in a turbulent year for the famous actor, as his mother has died aged 92.

The family released a statement on social media to communicate the death of Carol M. Baldwin, who had six children, 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

“It is with the deepest regret that my family posts the following statement,” read the family’s post on Instagram.

“Carol M. Baldwin, mother of actors Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen Baldwin and two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane, died today in Syracuse, New York. She was 92.

“Born Carol Newcomb Martineau, in Syracuse on December 15, 1929, she was the child of Roy and Marion Martineau and had one brother, Daniel, and five sisters, Patricia, Joan, Diane, Louise and Rebecca.”

“In 1991, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After she survived, she joined with a number of Long Island-wide breast cancer support groups to launch an effort with SUNY Stony Brook. With the support of the university’s then president, Shirley Strum Kenny, the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund was opened on the campus at Stony Brook.

“Another chapter was started some years later in cooperation with SUNY Upstate University. The combined efforts have raised millions of dollars for the cause.”