The Singer of hit-single Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus is grieving the loss of her mother- Ruth Ann Casto who left the world on Friday, 12th August 2022. The Dad of Miley Cyrus announced this painful news on Instagram through a post. Billy posted a heartwarming picture of Ruth holding a Snoopy cartoon T-shirt close to her heart. The caption read- My mom went to heaven today. She belongs there. She earned it. She was the very definition of love.”
Who Was Ruth Ann Casto?
Ruthie, an endearment given to her by beloved family members, was a wonderful lady as said by her acquaintances. Her birth date is 14th May 1937 and was a child of Mary Guila Boggs and William Clayton Casto. She was not the only child and had two siblings as well. Ruth’s married life began in the year 1952 when she tied the knots with an American Politician and a member of the Democratic Party Ron Cyrus.
They gave birth to Billy Ray Cyrus in the year 1961. The couple got divorced when Billy was just five years old but later married again. Ruth Ann Casto-Ron Cyrus finally parted ways in the year 1966. Ronald Ray Cyrus had an illustrious political career. He was born and brought up in Kentucky and later got elected to the lower house of the Kentucky General assembly 11 times in a row. He served in this position from 1975 to 1996 till his retirement. He died of lung cancer in February 2006.
Family Reunion In Pandemic
In an Interview with the media outlets, Billy expressed his joy over how in the Pandemic the whole family came together under one roof and spent quality time. His daughter Miley, Noah, and Brandi were able to visit her grandmother on her Birthday. ‘Dancing with the stars’ star even told that a picnic was organized and everybody had a gala time in otherwise tough times of quarantine.
Miley saw her family and grandmother Ruthie often in her last years of life. There has also been word that the character of Mamaw Ruthie in Hannah Montana was inspired by Miley’s real-life paternal grandmother Ruth Ann Casto. This character was played by the talented actress Vicki Lawrence.
Goodbye to the World
After the news of her death, stars, netizens, and acquaintances poured messages of condolences and love. Hearts Afire fame Actor Leslie Jordon too expressed grief over the loss of Ruthie.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ruth Ann Casto.
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