The ENQUIRER has EXCLUSIVELY learned that Stevie Nicks’ 84-year-old beloved mother, Barbara Nicks, passed away in a Scottsdale, AZ area hospital on December 29, after a battle with pneumonia.

Family insiders revealed that a heartbroken Stevie, 63, sat at Barbara’s bedside for days before she passed.

“Stevie was extremely close to her mother and barely left her side over the past few days—it was almost like a hospice situation as they knew she could pass at any minute,” stated the insider.

“Close friends and family also took around-the-clock shifts to make sure Stevie and Barbara were taken care of.

“They also held frequent vigils for Barbara—they wanted to make sure she passed in the most comfortable and respected way possible.”

The insider added that this is a big loss for many in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area as Barbara was a local celebrity in her own right, and had many friends and fans.

Arrangements are being done under the direction of Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery, Scottsdale, AZ.