Rest in peace, Lorraine Abdul. Paula Abdul's mom reportedly died at age 85 in California on Sunday, Jan. 14, Entertainment Tonight revealed on Wednesday, Jan. 17. While Paula, 55, has yet to publicly confirm the news, she did share a sweet message about the importance of family via Instagram late on Wednesday night. The singer posted the quote, "When the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind," with the caption, "I really LOVE this! SO beautiful, wise, and true.