Queen Latifah’s Mom Rita Owens Dies After Long Battle With Heart Condition

We're thinking of Queen Latifah during this difficult time.

Queen Latifah‘s mom Rita Owens passed away on Wednesday after a decade-long battle with a heart condition.

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The starlet spoke to People, confirming the tragic death of her mother in a statement:

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today. Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldy 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 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 Latif├óΓé¼┼╜ah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.”

So heartbreaking.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the 48-year-old during this difficult time.

[Image via Derrick Salters/WENN.]

Mar 22, 2018 9:30am PDT

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