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Kanye West's Mom Dies

Kanye West's Mom Dies

Kanye West‘s mom, Donda West, passed away at the age of 58 Saturday night in Los Angeles. She was a former English professor at Chicago State University, her son’s manager and the chairwoman of the Kanye West Foundation.

A spokesman for Kanye said, “The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief.”

The cause of death has not yet been released.

R.I.P. Donda West

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  • katie

    awww thats terrible i feel so bad for him!

  • Kiki

    My prayers go out to him, this is prolly very hard for him.

  • Lillianne

    This is rather shocking news. She’s relatively young. And what a mom! I feel so bad for him.


    Thats terrible,R.I.P MRS WEST………..

  • Babysis

    i hope he gets his privacy, i’ll keep him in my prayers.

  • lauren Noto

    aww. thats terrible.
    I hope he can get through this.

  • bdj

    My condolences to Kanye on this terrible lost, to lose a Mother at such a young age. RIP Mrs. West.

  • existo solvo

    condolences to kanye.

  • eva

    OMG, my hearth goes to Kanye and the West family. :( , I never knew her, but I feel like I have a stone on my heart. I heard on tv that she died while having Plastic Surgery. I wonder,if it is true, what could went so wrong to have her die. When you think about it, in the year 2007 you could never imagined that people can pass away because of plastic surgery, but it can happen. I am thinking over my previous comment when I talked about Calista Flockhart ( that today is her birthday but she attended some dining looking like a 83 years old woman , not 43 how old she really is). Makes you afraid to even think about plastic surgery, if people who pay dozens of bucks die on the table… then what could happen to the rest of us. Again, I am sorry for Kanye’s mother, my heart goes to his family. :(

  • troy

    My deepest condolences to Kanye.

  • vickifromtexas

    i am sure many prayers will be offered up for the whole family. God bless.

  • Jessica

    Thats so sad, but it also a part of life.

    ***R.I.P.Donda West***

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  • lena

    now i read this on another site, but they are saying that the cause of death was due to a tummy tuck and breast comestic surgery..this site is known to make up stuff and lie, however if this is true it is even more sad because she was going in for something that is considered a routine procedure these days. RIP Ms. West

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  • SkankyHO

    That is terrible…RIP.

  • Ally

    aw man hope hes okay!! thats terrible! :(

  • Ally

    Rest in Peace Donda!

  • Lady G

    Rest in Peace Ms. West. To Kanye my condolences for such a terrible lost, there is no one like your mother. God Bless you and keep the faith.

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  • Steph

    I’m so sorry Kanye, my prayers goes out to you and your family :)

  • sophie

    this is absolutely terrible. im so sorry for their loss.

  • bdj

    My condolences on his loss. Kanye got much of his inspiration in his music from his mother. This is a sad time for him and his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

  • veronica

    that’s beyond terrible .. my condolences to his family .. :( ..

  • Cyndi

    RIP… condolence to him and his family!

  • suzy

    This is sadness.

  • Jeremy

    My heart goes out to the West family

  • Jeremy

    My heart goes out to Kanye and the rest of the West family

  • Lo

    RIP Mrs. West.

    God bless her & her family!

  • purple gem

    Very sorry for Kanye’s loss. RIP

  • Sara

    All my condolences to Kanye and his family

  • Karen

    I feel bad for him. I’ll pray for him during this hard time. I hope he feels better. Yeah, she’s young, she’s only 2-3 years older than me. He still has his dad and soon-to-be wife.

  • so young

    may be problems with the first post I posted. so sorry for this family, Dr.West was so woung.

  • pigy

    r.i.p omg that is so sad

  • [~Famous~]

    horrible. after the year he had… fcuked up.

  • jerel

    Wow, this is horrible…

  • anja

    Kanye, your beloved Mum will still walk beside you everyday.
    Rest In Peace Mrs West.

  • Angelin&Brad love em’

    Sending Prayers out to Kanye & the West Family at this difficult time. Kanye spoke so lovingly when speaking of his mother.
    Dr.West was a beautiful person. I’ve heard a few of her interviews.She was a so proud of Kanye.

  • appetizing

    My condolences to him.

  • V

    that’s just so sad, and she was so young.

  • Sarah

    Awww… ;[

  • [marie]

    My thoughts are with you at this time Kanye =)

  • sasha

    omg that’s soo sad.
    rip mrs wet

  • jp fan 4ever

    My Condlences to Kanye West. RIP Mrs.West.

  • fyi

    such tragic news….my condolences and prayers for kanye and the west family

  • http://justjare dina # 1

    My prayers are with Kanye and his family. I know he truly loved his mother. Peace

  • Aliced

    Sorry to hear this. I learned it from his blog on the celebrity and millionaire dating site named

  • Interesting

    Oh this is truly awful. In every song he spoke of her and he loved her so much. I remember his performance on Oprah and bringing her out. It’s so sad.

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  • lily

    My condolences to his family. May she rest in peace.Amen