RITA OWENS, MOTHER OF QUEEN LATIFAH, HAS PASSED AWAY

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Queen Latifah's mom, Rita Owens, passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with a heart condition. In a statement to Essence, Latifah aka Dana Owens, said:

 

 "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” wrote 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. I am heart broken 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 hearts and prayers go out to Latifah and her family 🙏🏽