Mar 8, 2013

Jacob Bernstein Nora Ephron

Jacob Bernstein Nora Ephron, In the final moments before her death, famed writer and director Nora Ephron held on to her wit as she chided her son, Max, about the tattoos on his arms.

Ephron's son Jacob Bernstein penned an emotional essay for the New York Times published on Wednesday that describes the lighthearted encounter the family shared before the talented and vivacious author slipped into a coma and died in June 2012 after she was diagnosed with leukemia.

Max, a guitarist for pop-grunge singer Kesha, had tried to conceal his body art from his disapproving mother but in the wave of emotion as she lay on her death bed, he rolled up the sleeves of his shirt revealing the ink.

'Mom, I’m so sorry about my tattoos,' he told his ailing mother, who raised her eyebrows in jest and told him, 'You. Aren't. Really.'

The world was in shock on June 26, 2012 when Nora Ephron died at the age of 71 in New York.

She was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disease in 2005, which developed into leukemia in May 2012.
Telling only a handful of friends and family, her sons Jacob and Max, and husband, Nick Pileggi, Ephron decided to keep her diagnosis a secret in 2005 to avoid awkwardness.

Viewing her work as a medicine of its own, she threw herself into projects that included directing Julie & Julia, co-authoring the Broadway show, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and publishing a collection of essays, I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections.

She was prescribed various medications that kept her condition under control and no one was the wiser about her condition.

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