Alec revealed the news on behalf of his family (Picture: Getty)

Alec Baldwin has paid tribute to his late mum Carol M. Baldwin after her death aged 92.

The 64-year-old actor revealed the news in a statement shared on Instagram as he hailed Carol as a ‘fighter’ who taught him about ‘second acts’ in life.

He said: ‘My mother taught me about second acts. And third ones, too. She spent the last 25 years of her life as a fighter and a champion for the cause to which she devoted so much energy. We are all enormously proud of her accomplishments.’

The 30 Rock star- who is expecting his seventh child with wife Hilaria – shared a vintage picture of Carol alongside a more recent snap, and posted a lengthy statement on behalf of his family.

He wrote: ‘It is with the deepest regret that my family posts the following statement.

‘Carol M. Baldwin, mother of actors Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen Baldwin and two daughters, Elizabeth and Jane, died today in Syracuse, New York. She was 92.

‘Born Carol Newcomb Martineau, in Syracuse on December 15, 1929, she was the child of Roy and Marion Martineau and had one brother, Daniel, and five sisters, Patricia, Joan, Diane, Louise and Rebecca.’

He shared details about her life, revealing she met her future husband Alexander R. Baldwin Jr. – nicknamed Alec – at Syracuse University, and the family moved to Long Island in 1954.

There, he ‘taught history and coached football and riflery at Massapequa High School’ until he died in 1983 aged 55.

Alec has paid tribute to his late mum (Picture: Getty)

The statement continued: ‘Carol Baldwin raised her children and, when her last was a teenager, went to work in marketing research for a firm called Quick Test, operating out of a local shopping mall.

‘In 1991, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After she survived, she joined with a group of Long Island-wide breast cancer support groups to launch an effort with SUNY Stony Brook.

‘With the support of the university’s then president, Shirley Strum Kenny, the Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund was opened on the campus at Stony Brook.

‘Another chapter was started some years later in cooperation with SUNY Upstate University. The combined efforts have raised millions of dollars for the cause.’

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Alec – who noted Carol has 25 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren – said added that information about memorial arrangements ‘will be forthcoming’.

Stephen Baldwin’s daughter Hailey Bieber shared the post on her Instagram Story and wrote: ‘We love you Grandma.’

Alec’s wife Hilaria added: ‘She lives on in you, her other babies, their babies… our babies… in all of those who loved her and knew her big heart. Rest in Peace, Carol M. Baldwin.’

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