This is so sad. Kanye West’s mother, Dr. Donda West, suddenly died at age 58. Rhymefest, who co-wrote Kanye’s hit song ‘Jesus Walks,’ confirmed the news to WGCI-FM in Chicago.
The cause of death was not released immediately, but she was reportedly in Los Angeles when she died. Early reports suggest Dr. West’s death may have been the result of some form of surgical procedure. Those reports have not been confirmed.
A rep for the rapper told AllHipHop.com, “The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief.”
Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Kanye’s family.