Michael J. Fox reveals his mother Phyllis Fox died two weeks ago at 92
Michael J. Fox shared that his mom, Phyllis Fox, has passed away at the age of 92 on September 24.
The actor, 61, revealed the sad news during his appearance at the 2022 New York Comic Con over the weekend, where he also reunited with his Back to The Future co-star, Christopher Lloyd.
Michael remembered Phyllis by recalling a funny anecdote about how she didn't want him to shoot Family Ties in the daytime and Back to the Future at night in the 1980s.
'I was 23 years old, and I called her, she was in Canada, and I said, "They want me to do this Steven Spielberg movie, but I have to do it at night and I have to do Family Ties in the daytime." And she said, "You'll be too tired,"' he shared.
The Canadian-American star told his mom in response: 'I live for this kind of tired. It'll be okay.'
He then added, 'To this day — well, till two weeks ago — my mother thought it was a really bad idea for me to do Back to the Future. She loved the movie, [but she was right], I got tired.'
According to an online obituary, Phyllis was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in 1929.