Gene Simmons’ wife, Shannon Tweed Simmons wrote an emotional letter after a tragic death of her mother on Instagram.

Shannon has shared a photo of himself with her mom and wrote:

“It was my honor and privilege to be able to be with my Mom,and my sister @tweedheart , as she took her last breath on this beautiful spring day.

We held her hand and comforted her as best we could until the end. Mom, you were loved.My brother was a lifesaver and stood guard every evening. Thank you @jeff_tweed for all you did.”

KISS bassist Gene Simmons reacted to Shannon’s letter with a simple message on Twitter. Gene wrote:

“I loved your Mom. So sad 😞😥”

You can see social media posts below.