The Marr family sent this E-Mail to the affected acting community, including DMTC's YPT. This is shocking news, and we are all very much saddened by it:
It is with much sadness that we inform you that Kiyo and Eric's mom, Katherine Xa, died unexpectedly this week. She was admitted to Sutter Hospital last Friday and was transferred to UC Med Center in Sacramento on Saturday. It was determined that she had a aneurysm. Unfortunately, it burst on Monday and last night she passed away.
There will be a memorial and burial service this Saturday in San Mateo at the Skylawn Memorial Park. Time of the service has not yet been set and we will forward you the information should you wish to pay your final respects to Katherine as well as provide much needed support to Kiyo and Eric.
You have been sent this message because you may have been an important part of Kiyo, Eric or Katherine's lives whether it be as classmates, ballet dancers, theater actors, neighbors or friends. Katherine's sisters, brother, nephews and nieces are banding together to work toward finding a safe place for Kiyo and Eric to live. They are currently staying with one of their aunts.