Our hearts go out to Nicole Murphy, who recently revealed her mother, Ellen Mitchell, has died.

Murphy announced the news Monday on Instagram in a heartbreaking caption that read, “Today I lost the most beautiful person in the world to me; my mom. I love you so much. Thank you for all the beautiful times we had together.”

She ended the caption by writing, “Now you can rest in peace with Dad,” referencing her late father, Eddie T. Mitchell.

In a separate post, the mother of five wrote, “Words can’t express how much I miss my best friend. I love you mommy.”

Murphy is the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy. The two, who split in 2006, are the parents of five children ranging from ages 17 to 29.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Murphy and Mitchell families during this difficult time.