KANYE WEST'S MOTHER DIES

Published on: November 12, 2007
KANYE WEST'S MOTHER DIES

Kanye West is mourning the loss of his beloved mother Donda West.

The singer lost his mom unexpectedly over the weekend when she passed away following a medical procedure in Los Angeles. Donda's rep Patricia Green first told the BBC that her death was "the result of complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure." A coroner's official has only said Donda died at Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center from "complications of surgery." Officials are planning an autopsy by Wednesday.

Donda West was a professor and chair of the English Department at Chicago State University and co-author of the book Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar.