CELEBRITY DEATH: Popular Singer and actress Queen Latifah is bereaved. She lost her dear mother Rita Owens. yesterday Wednesday March 21st. May her gentle soul find rest with God!
The actress announced on PEOPLE that her beloved mother died after struggling with a heart condition for over a decade:
“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, worldly but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.”
Queen Latifah continued:
“She 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 Daria Owens (a.k.a Queen Latifah), forever Rita Owen’s daughter.” – Queen Latifah.
May the soul of Rita Owens rest in perfect peace!