Carson Daly’s mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, died on Sunday in Palm Desert, California. She was 73.
Daly’s on-air colleagues at TODAY announced the news Monday (Sept. 18) during thir broadcast, while Daly was absent from the show.
Co-host Matt Lauer read a statement passed along by Daly and his family: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, wife, grandmother, Pattie Daly Caruso. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 17. Kiki, as she was known to her grandchildren and many others, touched so many lives with her kindness, her giant spirit and her love of life. She’ll be terribly missed by her family and the world, but her spark will shine for eternity.”
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 18, 2017
NBC’s The Voice, which Daly hosts, won best reality competition program at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night. He was absent from the ceremony.