Boy George supported his brother Kevin O’Dowd at his book launch on Wednesday night – two weeks after the death of their beloved mother.
Kevin’s new book is a collection of poetry called Reflections in Rhyme and he celebrated its release at Karma Sanctum in Soho.
The brothers looked even more elegant for the event, as boy George, real name George O’Dowd, wore a black suit.
He also opted for an eye-catching green hat and black striped pants.
Meanwhile, Kevin wore a black and gray striped jacket with a gray T-shirt.
Support: Boy George supported his brother Kevin O’Dowd at the launch of his book Reflections on Rhyme Wednesday night following the death of their beloved mother.
NEW: Kevin’s new book Reflections In Rhyme celebrated its release at Karma Sanctum in Soho
Kevin and Boy George also stood by Dennis Waterman and other classmates at the event.
Their mother, Dinah O’Dowd, passed away earlier this month at the age of 84.
The Culture Club singer’s representatives confirmed the sad news to MailOnline, explaining that he was “devastated” by the loss.
George’s manager, BK, said in a statement: “I am deeply saddened to confirm the news of the death of the boy George’s mother, Dinah.” George is devastated, as is the family.
They were all at her bedside when she passed by and George was holding her hand. He wants me to express his deep gratitude for the great love and support he is receiving, and while he can’t respond, he is grateful and the letters help.
George and his family will now politely request some privacy so they can grieve and come to terms with their heartbreaking loss.
Boy George has four brothers and one sister. His father Jeremiah died in 2003 but George has spoken in the past about how his father beat his mother.
Boy George’s close friend DJ Fat Tony paid tribute to Dinah on Instagram: “God bless you amazing woman Dinah…my heart goes out to @boygeorgeofficial and the entire O Dowd family what an incredible beautiful strong woman we will miss you x”
FUN TIMES: Kevin and Boy George also posed for Dennis Waterman and other pals at the London event
Catch-up: The star was spotted catching up on the cartoon with Denise while they were enjoying a book launch together
SMILE: Boy George also smiled broadly as he posed with Imagination’s Leee John at the launch
In 2020, Boy George revealed that his mom came home after being hospitalized for two days with ‘heart or lung problems’ in April.
Dinah required medical attention at Greenwich Hospital for issues unrelated to COVID-19, but was later released into the care of her family.
Speaking to Lorraine from his home in London, George shared his relief that his mother had left the environment where she would likely have contracted the killer bug.
‘Good mom,’ he said, ‘she’s home now. She was in the hospital for two days, fortunately it wasn’t corona related so that’s fine.
“And it wasn’t what we thought at first, so everything about it was just getting her home from the hospital because obviously with everything going on, my mom is 82, so it’s not the best place for her.”
Reflecting on Dinah’s time in hospital, George admits she received the best possible care from the dedicated NHS staff who did their best to keep her spirits high.
“I was able to talk to her on the phone, which was really funny,” he recalls. “There was a really sweet moment where this nurse was singing to my mom, and my mom said ‘I can’t hear you, take your mask off!'” “
George previously asked fans to pray for his “beautiful mother” after doctors said they would “not resuscitate if things go bad” after she was hospitalized.
The Culture Club star wrote on Twitter: “My beautiful mum is at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich.
A problem with her heart or lungs. She’s stable but they said they wouldn’t revive her if things got worse? Apparently, it will not work? How could they know. Please pray! @employee
In 2017, he detailed how he kept his mother alive after an overdose.
Speaking of Piers Morgan’s life stories, he said: ‘I took pills. I remember kind of keeping her awake and not really understanding what happened.
Heartbreaking: Boy George’s beloved mother Dina O’Dowd passed away earlier this month at the age of 84 (pictured in 2011)
Referring to the problems between his mother and father, George said: ‘I used to tell my mother to leave my father when I was nine.
I loved my dad and don’t get me wrong, I really did love him, but he wasn’t a good father and he wasn’t a good husband.
George also said: ‘My father was quite a radical man. (He) could lose his temper and take out the whole Sunday dinner and get everyone hungry.
He beat us all the time, he punched us, but everyone in the ’70s punched you. It happened a lot.
He flew off the handle easily, but was also very charismatic and funny. It was a real contradiction and I didn’t realize how strong my mom was until I was about 15 or 16 years old.