Scottish actor James McAvoy is mourning the recent loss of his mother, Liz.
The "Split" star's mother, Liz Johnstone, who had battled ill-health for years, reports the Daily Record, died in a Glasgow council flat on January 18, where she had once lived with James, 38, and his sister, Joy, 35, before they grew to international stardom. There are no suspicious circumstances reported in the postmortem.
According the Daily Record, Liz maintained a close relationship with James and Joy, despite the pair having been raised by her parents, Jim and Mary Johnstone, who lived nearby in the city of Drumchapel within Glasgow, Scotland.
Even though McAvoy is a big star his family chose to stay in the old neighborhood, despite it being a tough area. The "X-Men" star however regularly visited and would be seen out walking with his grandfather rather often.
McAvoy maintained a relationship with his mother even though he had kept his distance from his father James, after the pair split when he was seven years old.
A neighborhood source explained to the Daily Record how "Liz had health troubles and faced up to them as well as possible but it meant she really kept herself to herself. James became estranged from his dad but he was supportive of his mother."
The source continued: "She had no desire to change her life on the back of his fame. She wished to stay in Drumchapel and that's what she did. She never ever held any airs and graces about James and Joy being on TV or in movies and she would play it down. But she was very proud of them both."
And, finally, the source describes the grandparents as "extremely nice and down to earth people and that probably helped keep James fairly grounded despite his big success."
Liz was a psychiatric nurse while James Senior worked as a roofer during the early years.
McAvoy separated from his wife Anne Marie Duff in 2016, whom he met during the filming of "Shameless" –they married back in 2006, however the split was amicable as the two still share a home in north London with their son Brendan, 7.
The Scotland Police released a statement that said: "Around 5.30pm on the 18th of January, the body of a 59-year-old woman was found in a property on Drumchapel Road. The death is being treated as non-suspicious and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal."