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Dr. Donda West, Mother Of Kanye West Dies

It is reported the Kanye West mother passed away from complications after surgery. My heart goes out to Kanye, he was an only child of such an extraordinary and distinguished black woman. Dr. Donda West was the former chairwoman of Chicago State University’s English department. She was a very accomplished single mother, and our prayers go out to Kanye and his family.

Dr. Donda West

Excerpt from AP:

Donda West, mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University’s English department, has died, a spokesman for the rapper said. She was 58.

Donda West was known for the strong bond she shared with her son, by whose side she was often seen at parties and award shows.

Kanye West, 30, often spoke of his close relationship with his mother, who raised him alone after her husband left when Kanye was 3.

She was the inspiration for the song, “Hey Mama,” on Kanye West’s 2005 album “Late Registration,” in which he sings: “Hey Mama, I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I’m so proud of you … I appreciate what you allowed for me. I just want you to be proud of me.”

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