Paul Stanley's mother, Eva Eisen, died on Saturday (September 29th) of undisclosed causes at age 88, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Eisen was born in Berlin, Germany and was instrumental in Stanley's development as a musician. Stanley, who recently wrapped up his tour dates with Kiss and Motley Crue, co-produced Kiss' new album Monster, which will be released on October 9th.
Stanley posted a tribute on the official KissOnline.com website, saying: "My mother found so much pleasure and fulfillment in all the various types of music that she so loved. It was through her that I too found that same passion. She lived long enough to see, enjoy and love an extended family that included her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She found numerous ways to contribute to her community and was appreciated and loved by those who knew her. My mom was the matriarch of our family and words cannot express our loss."
Gene Simmons, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer added their own tribute, saying: "From the earliest days of Kiss until recently, Eva was always seen by fans at New York-area shows. We send our deepest sympathies to Paul and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."