NEW ORLEANS – JULY 25: Co-owner of the arena football league’s Philadelphia Soul Jon Bon Jovi and his mother Carol Sharkey attend ADT ArenaBall Awards Gala at the Louisiana SuperDome during ArenaBowl XXII weekend on July 25, 2008 in new Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Jon Bon Jovi is mourning the death of his mother.

Carol Biongovi died at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., yesterday at the age of 83, just days before what would have been her 84th birthday.

In a statement, the singer said, “Our mother was a force to be reckoned with. Her spirit and can-do attitude shaped this family. She will be greatly missed.”

A cause of death was not immediately announced.