“Extremely sad news for a much loved member of our Sunrise family. Some of you may have already heard that Sam’s mum Elizabeth Libby Armytage passed away last week,” Sunrise presenter Matt Doran said Friday.
“Libby had a long battle with an auto-immune disease that affected her heart. Sam said her mum fought bravely but in the end her big, loving heart just couldn’t do it anymore.
“Our thoughts and all of our love are with Sammy and her family.”
Last Saturday Sam posted a series of family photos, saying “mums are the centre of a family and losing ours has thrown us all in a spin & left a huge, irreparable hole in each of our hearts”.
“We are very, very sad. She was wonderful; kind, loving, loyal, wildly wicked, funny & formidable.
“She will be missed forever, but she’s at peace now.. forever an angel. RIP Libby Armytage 13/11/51-3/11/20.”