It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye: Stars Who Lost A Parent At A Young Age

July 14, 2014  |  
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Ellen Pompeo

On “Grey’s Anatomy,” Ellen Pompeo plays a doctor at a hospital where her mother was a medical legend. Following in her mother’s footsteps to practice medicine, Meredith Grey lost her mother after a bout with early onset Alzheimer’s. In real life, Pompeo was just four years old when her mother died after overdosing on prescription painkillers. Her father remarried soon after.

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