Whoopi Goldberg coping after mother's death

NEW YORK Goldberg attended a launch party Wednesday in New York for purewow.com, a website with daily tips for women 35 and over. "The View" co-host is an investor.

Reporters asked the celebrity how she is handling her mother's death, Goldberg said, "I'm here, but it's not easy."

Her mother, Emma Johnson, died from complications following a stroke.

Goldberg had been doing a limited stint as Mother Superior in the London version of "Sister Act" and immediately returned to the U.S.

"Sister Act" moves to Broadway this season with an opening planned for Spring 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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