alec baldwin just revealed to his mother, Carol Baldwin, has died. Carol died at the age of 92 on Thursday, May 26, in Syracuse, New York, the actor said in a statement on Instagram.
“It is with the deepest regret that my family releases the following statement,” he said. 30 rock actor wrote along with an obituary that was written by his family, including siblings Stephen, WilliamY Daniel.
“Carol M. Baldwin, mother of actors Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen Baldwin and two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane, died today in Syracuse, New York. She was 92 years old,” the obituary read. “Born Carol Newcomb Martineau, in Syracuse on December 15, 1929, she was the daughter of Roy and Marion Martineau and had a brother, Daniel, and five sisters, Patricia, Joan, Diane, Louise, and Rebecca.
The statement continued: “She met her future husband, Alexander R. Baldwin Jr., of Brooklyn, NY, while they were both attending Syracuse University. In 1954, Alec, as his father was also called, moved the family to Long Island, where he taught history and coached football and shooting at Massapequa High School until his death at age 55. , in 1983.
The obituary said how Carol raised all her children and then, when the last one was a teenager, “he went to work in market research for a company called Quick Test, which operated out of a local mall.”
“In 1991, she was diagnosed with breast cancer,” the obituary continued. “After she survived, she joined a group of Long Island breast cancer support groups to launch an effort with SUNY Stony Brook. With the support of then-university president Shirley Strum Kenny, the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund was launched on the Stony Brook campus. Another chapter was started a few years later in cooperation with SUNY Upstate University. The combined efforts have raised millions of dollars for the cause.”
The statement concluded with a word from Alec. “My mother taught me about second acts. And third parties too. She spent the last 25 years of her life as a fighter and champion of the cause to which she devoted so much energy. We are all enormously proud of their achievements.”