suddenly died last night at the age of 58 years old.
The cause of death was not released immediately, but it may have been the result of some form of surgical procedure. Those reports have not been confirmed.
She was an English professor for 31 years (she served as the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University) but retired to act as Kanye’s manager.)
She released a book called « Raising Kanye », which chronicled her journey of raising her son.
Kanye West chronicled his love for his mother in a song “Hey Mama,” from his album « Late Registration »
In the song, Kanye raps, “(Hey Mama), I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I’m so proud of you / Let me tell you what I’m about to do, (Hey Mama) / I know I act a fool but, I promise you I’m goin back to school /I appreciate what you allowed for me
I just want you to be proud of me (Hey Mama).”
Kanye West, who was in London at this moment, went immediately back to US.