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