Cowell pays tribute to 'special' mum
Simon Cowell has paid tribute to his "very special" mother as X Factor auditions are set to begin after a break following her death.
Music mogul Cowell (right) thanked all those who had sent messages of sympathy since his mother Julie died aged 89.
Writing on Twitter, he said: "My family lost someone very special on Sunday. My Mum. I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the kind messages received. Thank you. X."
A family statement read: "Anyone who had met her would know what a truly special and kind lady she was. We miss her terribly, but she is now at peace."