Bruce Springsteen’s mother Adele dies at 98 following 13-year Alzheimer’s battle

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Bruce Springsteen’s mother has died.

The iconic rock star, 74, announced on Instagram Thursday that his beloved mum, Adele, died Wednesday at the age of 98 — 13 years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

He shared a heartwarming video of the pair dancing together to announce the news along with a poignant caption that included lyrics from his 1988 song, The Wish, which was written for her.

“I remember in the morning mum hearing your alarm clock ring,” he penned.

“I’d lie in bed and listen to you getting ready for work, the sound of your makeup case on the sink. And the ladies at the office all lipstick, perfume and rustling skirts, how proud and happy you always looked walking home from work.”

He continued, “It ain’t no phone call on Sunday, flowers or a Mother’s Day card. It ain’t no house on the hill with a garden and a nice little yard.

“I’ve got my hot rod down on Bond Street I’m older but you’ll know me in a glance.

“We’ll find us a Little Rock ‘n roll bar and we’ll go out and dance.”

Adele was known for being a supportive mother who could frequently be found dancing to her son’s songs as he performed on stage — and oftentimes on stage with him.

In fact, the Instagram account for The Stone Pony, an Asbury Park, New Jersey music venue that Springsteen frequented as a rising music artist, praised her for always cheering him on and busting a move with him.

“Our condolences Bruce and whole family. Sad news,” the account commented under the rockstar’s death announcement.

“We will remember the great moments seeing Bruce dancing with Adele in the concerts. And the incredible shows in Broadway.”

“Our heart and our better wishes of strong️.”

E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt shared a similar sentiment on X, calling Adele “The Matriarch of our family and an unrelenting source of inspiring positive energy.”

“One of a kind,” he continued. “She will always be there for us. Dancing in the audience.”

During a Springsteen on Broadway show in July 2021, the Dancing in the Dark hit maker emotionally recalled his mother’s “jolly old soul” and her passion for dance, as reported by Today.

“My mother loves to dance,” he began.

“She grew up in the ’40s … [with] the big bands and the swing bands, and that was a time when dancing was an existential act.”

“She’s 95 and she’s 10 years into Alzheimer’s and that’s taken a lot away from us,” Springsteen continued, “but the need to dance hasn’t left her.”

“She can’t speak. She can’t stand. She can’t feed herself. But when she sees me, there is always a smile … and there’s still a kiss.”

“And there’s a sound which she makes when she sees me. It’s just the sound but I know it means, ‘I love you,’” he further explained.

A year prior, the Boss told AARP that he felt “lucky” Adele remained in “very good spirits.”

“She can’t really speak, but you know when you see her, she still moves to rhythm if you create rhythm or put music on, and she’s happy,” he said.

In 2018, Adele proved she still had her moves when she arrived at Asbury Park’s Wonder Bar to catch a show by Eddie Testa Band, according to AP News.

She and the Grammy winner reportedly danced to two songs before the power cut out, ending their fun early.

In 2012, Adele joined Springsteen on stage at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium to sing and dance to Twist and Shout, and appeared to be having the time of her life.

A few years later, she was back on stage with her son to rock out to Ramrod at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Adele’s other surviving children include her daughters, Pamela Springsteen and Virginia Shave.

Her husband and Springsteen’s father, Douglas, died in 1998.

This article originally appeared in Page Six and was reproduced with permission