Our prayers go out to Queen Latifah who lost her mom recently who suffered a long battle with a heart condition.
Latifah shared that her mother, Rita Owens, died in an emotional statement on People.com.
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news, my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” says Latifah. “Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldly but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.”
“She had struggled with a heart condition for many years, and her battle is now over,” Latifah wrote. “I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time. Much Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latifah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.”
Our thoughts go out to Latifah and her family at this difficult time.