November 13, 2007 05:10:04 GMT
Kanye West's family thanked people for their support and kid words following the death of the star's mother, Donda West.
Kanye West's family is breaking their silent, finally. Family members of the rap star issued a statement Monday November 12th, gave thanks to the support and kind words people have sent them following the sudden and shocking death of Donda West on Saturday November 10th.
"Kanye West, his family and friends would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and kind words that have come in from across the country since the death of his mother, Dr. Donda West," the statement partly read. "After working in higher education for 31 years, Dr. Donda West and Kanye West co-founded the Kanye West Foundation with the mission of helping to combat the severe dropout problem in high schools across the country. The first and signature initiative of the Kanye West Foundation is Loop Dreams. Designed to capitalize on students existing interest in hip-hop, Loop Dreams challenges students to learn more about what's behind hip-hop culture in order to help them develop skills, express themselves creatively and be empowered."
The statement, furthermore, asked that "in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Dr. West's name to the Kanye West Foundation/Loop Dreams Teacher Training Institute." Donations can be made by visiting the Foundation's Website or by mail at Kanye West Foundation, 8560 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.
"Details of funeral services are still pending."
Donda was brought to Centinela Marina Hospital in Marina del Rey on Saturday night following a sick-person 911 call. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate her soon following her being transported to the ER but were unsuccessful. Kanye was in London by the time he received the bad news and quickly made his way back to the US.
Preliminary information suggested Donda died of possible cosmetic surgery complications. The authorities are still investigating the cause of her death and her remains were to be transported to the coroner's office later Monday with the autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday November 14th.