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People Staff
October 07, 2008 AT 02:00 PM EDT

Mexican singer Fey is devastated about the death of her mother, Josefina Gil, who was a member of the Argentinean group Las Hermanas Gil, and who inspired the career of her own daughter. Gil died of cancer on Sunday in Mexico City.

The young singer’s mother had battled stomach cancer, and survived, but then was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer. According to sources, last December she had her final chemotherapy treatments.

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