Diplo is saying goodbye to his beloved mom, Barbara Jean Pentz. In a heartbreaking Instagram tribute, shared Thursday, Aug. 24, the famed DJ paid tribute to his late mom — and revealed that his sister had tragically additionally died in July. Within the first throwback pic, his mom wore a brunette pixie reduce as she cuddled the long run DJ as a toddler. In one other, he rocked a blue graduation robe together with his mom and father, and in a 3rd they chatted in a kitchen. A fourth snap confirmed his stunning mother at Christmas along with her household. Within the fifth, he leaned in to kiss his mother on the cheek, and within the sixth, she beamed as he loved a child swing in early childhood. The following pic confirmed the roles reverse, as his mother in later life sat in a rocking chair as her grown son stood over her on a pier overlooking a lake.

“She was my past love, first lady in my life,” Diplo captioned the publish partly. “Whilst a grown man its a cosmic intestine punch to lose your mom. When your develop up and u go away dwelling. in a method it’s unhappy to suppose however u know mom is all the time there. whilst a person – you’d by no means name in your mother for issues however you recognize someplace deep inside that she would defend you. she give [sic] you your first feeling of safety as a result of she gave u a life. She carried you and guarded you and gave up a lot so that you can be one thing.”

The award-winning DJ then went on to notice that his mom beloved and appreciated his profession. “It’s unhappy to depart and discover your method however my mother actually beloved my artwork,” he continued. “She didn’t even perceive all of it however she beloved every little thing. She gave me all the arrogance on the earth & she supported me with all her power. even when i broke and had nothing. she was on my myspace selling me as Djmom1!”


Diplo added that she beloved his three sons, as properly. “She beloved my infants too she was so happy with the little males they’re changing into,” he added. Then got here essentially the most heartbreaking half — he revealed his sister Amy additionally died simply final month. “My sister died in July and I believe she introduced our household collectively greater than we’ve got ever been,” he divulged within the publish. “My mother was struggling quite a bit in her soul but in addition her physique was combating a combat she wasnt going to win. Momma knew me and my dad & my sister Kelly are okay. she is aware of we’re good we gave her that peace.. My dad held her hand on the final breath 🤍 they been married since highschool. We’re secure however she wanted to be with my sister Amy someplace higher.”

Diplo completed the publish by saying his missed his mother, “the brightest mild in my life,” and admitted that he cried on the airport over her loss. Diplo was born to Barbara Jean and father Thomas Pentz in Nov. 1978 in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

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