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Simon Cowell Breaks Silence To Pay Tribute To His 'Very Special' Mother Following Her Death

Simon Cowell has paid a moving tribute to his mum Julie, who died on Sunday.

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The music mogul also thanked fans for their support in the message he posted on Twitter.

He said: “My family lost someone very special on Sunday. My Mum. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the kind messages received. Thank you. X”

The tweet comes after Simon cancelled two days of auditions on the new series of ‘The X Factor’.

Simon with his mum Julie, who died on Sunday

The devastated star is set to throw himself back into work today (Wednesday) just three days after Julie died from a stroke at the age of 89.

He will join fellow judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora on the panel for a week of auditions starting in Manchester before moving down to London.

The new 'X Factor' panel

“But at the same time, he knows how many people are involved in the X Factor and doesn’t like to let people down.

“Julie was a big fan of the show, so it feels right to take some time out and then come back and work on the show later in the week.”

A spokesman for X Factor added: “We can confirm that The X Factor auditions scheduled for tomorrow (Tues) have been cancelled. We will now start auditions in Manchester on Wednesday and Thursday this week."

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