Shia LaBeouf revealed that his mother, Shayna Saide, died on Aug. 27 at age 80.
The actor — who was by her side when she passed — said she suffered heart failure and talked about the anguish she felt during her last days at a Los Angeles hospital.
“My mother was full of fear in her last moments: asking the doctor what this tube was and what that machine did. She was frantic,” the “Transformers” star, 36, recalled in an email interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“She was deeply interested in God and spirituality her whole life, but she didn’t know him. Hence her last moments.”
LaBeouf — who is the product of an interfaith marriage, and was raised both Jewish and Christian — credited his mother for stressing a relationship with God.
“Her greatest gift to me was to promote, in her dying, the necessity of a relationship with God. Not an interest, not just a belief, but a relationship built on proof as tangible as a hug,” he shared. “Her last gift to me was the ultimate persuasion for faith.
The actor has embraced Catholicism since starring in Abel Ferarra’s film “Padre Pio,” in which he plays the titular character: a Franciscan Capuchin monk who became famous in Italy after allegedly experiencing stigmata.
LaBeouf went on to describe his mother as “a good girl,” adding, “She was loved by many and known by too few. God bless you, Momma.”
The “Fury” star is seemingly on a redemption tour after being accused of sexual assault by singer and ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs, in a case that could soon see them go head to head in court.
He has also defended himself against director Olivia Wilde who claimed that she fired the actor from her movie, “Don’t Worry Darling.”
LaBeouf leaked a video in which Wilde seemingly begs the actor to stay on the film and hints at a disagreement between LaBeouf and his co-star, Florence Pugh.
When asked about the feud, he graciously replied: “It is what it is — every blessing to her and her film.”
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