Kanye West's Mother, Donda West, Died at 58


Kanye West's Mother, Donda West, Died at 58


Kanye West's mother, Dr. Donda West, died Saturday night November 10th in LA. She was 58.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to our beloved rap star Kanye West. His mother, Dr. Donda West, who worked as the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University before retiring to serve as his manager, has passed away. Hot 97's Miss Info was the first to bring the report to the surface.

Miss Info quoted its sources as saying that Donda West passed away in Los Angeles on Saturday night November 10th. She was 58. A cause of death has not been released.

It was an unfortunate though that Kanye was in London at the time he received the bad news and is currently on his way back to the United States.

It's obvious to the world how close Kanye to her mother. She was known for the strong bond she shared with her son, and was often at his side at parties and awards shows. She raised Kanye alone after her husband left the family when the star was still 3.

Donda, moreover, has also become the inspiration for the song, "Hey Mama," on Kanye's 2005 album "Late Registration," which among others read "Hey Mama, I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I'm so proud of you."

A noted scholar and an active college professor for 31 years, Donda herself left the profession in 2004 to assist with Kanye's career. According to Essence, Kanye's mom was the CEO of West Brands, LLC at the time of her death. She was also Chair of the Kanye West Foundation and recently released a book about Kanye called "Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From The Mother Of A Hip-Hop Superstar."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Report: Drake Is Actually Gay and His Rihanna Romance Is Fake
  2. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  3. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  4. Lady GaGa Reportedly Gives Bradley Cooper Unwanted Sexual Attention
  5. Rob Kardashian Tweets Kylie's Number as He Blasts His Family for Snubbing Blac Chyna
  6. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  7. Audrina Patridge Shares Sweet Photo of Her Breastfeeding Her Daughter
  8. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  9. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  10. Angelina Jolie Reportedly Turns to Johnny Depp Amid Brad Pitt Divorce

CELEBS PHOTO