Queen Latifah suffers a great loss

2018-03-22 11:22

Cape Town - Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, has died following her long battle with a chronic heart condition.

The 48-year-old rapper and actress broke the sad news on Wednesday. In a statement to Essence she revealed that even though she’s heartbroken she knows her mom is at peace.

“She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over. I am heartbroken but know she is at peace.”

The Set It Off actress also shared what kind of woman her mother was.

“Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldly but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.”

Her mother passed away just a day after she thanked her fans for their support and asked them to pray for Rita’s speedy recovery.

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