R.I.P., real-life Alice Ward from The Fighter

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but death is kind of a bummer. Tuesday, Alice Ward, the 79-year-old Lowell, Massachusetts mother to a boxing champ and a crackhead, portrayed in The Fighter by Melissa Leo (who went on to win Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars), was taken off life support at a Boston hospital after a cardiac arrest.

Alice Ward, 79, the mother of eight who managed both sons’ boxing careers, was taken off life support at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesday after lapsing into a coma.

“She was a great mother who had a big heart and loved everybody fully,” Micky told the Track. “She had 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and she loved them all.

Back in January, Alice suffered a heart attack, a stroke and was “dead” for 45 minutes. But in true Ward fashion, she rallied, regained consciousness and began breathing on her own, Dicky Eklund told the Lowell Sun, the family’s hometown paper.

Funeral services for Alice Ward will be held tomorrow at St. Margaret’s in Lowell. [BostonHerald]

She is suhvived by the whole crew from the neighbahhood — Fitzy, Lahdass, Tawmmy, Wawp Tawmmy, Squeezebawx, Pink Eye, Rich, Spic Rich, Gloansy’s whoah sistah, Bahnsy, Hoahse Lips, Matt Damon, Irish Pete, Stinky, Mike the Dahkie, Matt Damon, and Matt Damon. AND DON’T YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT DISRESPECTIN OWAH MOTHAH BY BRINGIN THAT MTV HOOKAH TO THE FYUNRIL, CAWKSUCKAH.  Boo Boo, wheyah’d you pahk the caaah!

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.  She will be missed.