Actress Mia Farrow is mourning the loss of her sister after her sudden death at age 72.
Posting to Instagram with a picture of Tisa, Mia penned a heartfelt tribute for her little sister.
“If there is a Heaven, undoubtedly my beautiful sister Tisa is being welcomed there,” she wrote to her fans. “She was the best of us – i have never met a more generous and loving person.”
Tisa was the youngest of the seven Farrow siblings, born to Australian film director John Farrow and his second wife, Irish actress Maureen O’Sullivan.
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Like her sister Mia, she also tried her hand at acting, appearing in projects like Homer (1970), Some Call It Loving (1973), Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979), and finishing up her film career in 1980 with The Last Hunter, and Antropophagus.
Tisa later became an ER nurse and wed her husband Terry Deane, who she is survived by.
Mia continued in her post, “[Tisa] was a nurse for 27 years, a wonderful sister to Steffi, Prudence and me, a devoted mother to Jason, who died in Iraq, Bridget and little grandson Kylor – the lights of her life.” She shared that her sister had died in her sleep on Wednesday.
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“This is a hard time for all of us who admire and love her so deeply,” Mia concluded the post.
Many celebrities friends sent their condolences in the comments.
Deep Impact star Mary McCormack wrote, “Oh Mia. I’m so so sorry. I can’t even imagine how much you must miss her. I wish I could hug you. Sending all of my love to you and all of Tisa’s family.”
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Tangled actress Donna Murphy wrote, “Sending you my love and condolences dear Mia. To you and all of Tisa’s dear ones.”