Gene Simmons’ mom dead at 92
Rocker Gene Simmons’ mother has died.
Florence Klein’s death was confirmed on Facebook by the KISS star’s wife Shannon Tweed.
Klein, a Hungarian Jew who survived the Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust
with her brother, raised Gene as a single mom when his father walked out on the family when the future rock star was six.
Earlier this year, Gene paid tribute to his mom in a Sydney Morning
“My 92-yearold mother, Flora Klein ... saw her mother walk into a gas chamber. Despite the tragedy, she is a positive person who sees the goodness in people’s hearts. I wouldn’t be that forgiving if I had lived her life.”