Simon Cowell's Mother Has Passed Away

Simon Cowell's mother Julie Cowell has passed away at the age of 89. She was a former ballet dancer and socialite. The X Factor judge is devastated after losing his mother to a stroke. ITV canceled today's auditions for the talent show. Simon's brother, Tony tweeted saying his mother was "the heart and soul of our family." The family released an official statement stating they were heartbroken and will miss her terribly and they also asked for privacy during this difficult time.