Governor Rick Scott's Mother Dies at the Age of 84

Governor Rick Scott is out of the state Wednesday mourning the loss of his mother.

Esther Scott died Tuesday at the age of 84.

Esther first made her debut in Florida politics in 2010, appearing in TV ads for her son and helping Scott pull off a razor thin victory.

Deputy Secretary of Health, Dennis Cookro held a moment of silence Wednesday at the state capitol in honor of Ester. “I’ve been through that in the past and it’s not a nice thing to lose your mother and I’d like to just ask for a very quick moment of silence for Governor Scott’s mother.”

After his mother’s passing Scott tweeted this message: “My Mom… one of the only constants in my life… has passed away. Ann and I are comforted by all the thoughts and prayers for our family.”