*Whoopi Goldberg fought through emotions Tuesday to discuss the recent death of her mother, Emma Johnson, from a stroke.

My mom passed on the 29th of August,” Whoopi announced to the audience, calling her “truly one of the great women.”

Two days before her death, news broke that Whoopi left her run in the London production of Sister Act to be with her mother after she fell ill.

“I’m not sad, because she had a great time,” Goldberg said, adding that her mother got her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at NYU. “My mother was a great adventure person, so she loved to go on adventures and my brother and I made sure that her life was full and rich.

“I think I’m just sad sometimes that I think, ‘Who will love me the way that she did?’ But I realize that my brother and I have each other and so we’re ok.”

Watch clip below (at 1:39).