Bruce Springsteen’s Mother Adele Springsteen Passed Away At 98

Bruce Springsteen recently took to social media to announce the death of his 98-year-old mother, Adele Springsteen, on January 31, 2024.

The news came to light through an Instagram post by the rocker on Thursday, February 1. Accompanied by a video of the two dancing to Glenn Miller’s ‘In the Mood,’ Springsteen wrote:

“Adele Springsteen – May 4, 1925-January 31, 2024.”

A Musical Tribute To A Beloved Mother

He then honored his mother with lyrics from his 1987 song, ‘The Wish,’ writing:

“I remember in the morning Mom hearing your alarm clock ring. I’d lie in bed and listen to you getting ready for work, the sound of your makeup case on the sink. And the ladies at the office all lipstick, perfume, and rustling skirts, how proud and happy you always looked walking home from work.”

The singer continued with the rest of the lyrics:

“It ain’t no phone call on Sunday, flowers, or a Mother’s Day card. It ain’t no house on the hill with a garden and a nice little yard. I’ve got my hot rod down on Bond Street I’m older, but you’ll know me in a glance. We’ll find us a little rock ‘n roll bar, and we’ll go out and dance. Bruce Springsteen, ‘The Wish.'”

Adele Springsteen’s health had been in decline for years. Bruce previously disclosed in 2021 that his mother had been battling Alzheimer’s disease for a decade, a condition that had robbed her of the ability to speak or stand.

Tributes And Memories

Stevie Van Zandt, a close bandmate and friend of Bruce, also expressed his condolences on X, writing in a post:

“The Matriarch of our family and an unrelenting source of inspiring positive energy. One of a kind. She will always be there for us. Dancing in the audience.”

Born in Brooklyn on May 4, 1925, Adele loved dance and big band music. She worked as a legal secretary for 47 years, supporting her family through tough times, including her husband’s mental health struggles. She and Douglas married in 1948 and raised their three children, Bruce, Virginia, and Pamela, in Freehold, New Jersey.

You can see Bruce’s post here and check out Van Zandt’s tweet below.