ROSIE PEREZ'S MOM DYING OF AIDS
's mom, 60-year-old Lydia
, revealed to the New York Daily News
that she is suffering from AIDS and that her actress daughter refuses to return her phone calls. "Please tell her I'm dying and I just want to see her one more time," says Lydia, who is living in a NYC public housing project. The actress issued a statement through her publicist: "As a strong AIDS activist, I have pleaded with my mother to accept my assistance through whatever connections I have within the AIDS community and medical community; she has refused it. I have also offered her financial assistance, which was accepted. While it is accurate to say she is not the woman who raised me and we are somewhat estranged, I have always wished for her the best help and continue to offer my support."