Jonathan Rhys Meyers's Mom Dies

11/22/2007 at 12:45 PM EST

Jonathan Rhys Meyers's Mom Dies
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
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The mother of troubled actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has died after a short illness.

Geraldine "Geri" Meyers-O'Keeffe, 50, passed away at the Mercy University Hospital in Cork Tuesday morning, , according to U.K. reports.

"With sadness, I am confirming that Jonathan's mother passed away," his publicist told ET Wednesday.

The 30-year-old Tudors star, who did his second stint in this spring, was arrested at the Dublin Airport for "public drunkenness and breach of the peace" on Nov. 18.

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