Kanye West's Mother, Dr. Donda West, Passes Away

Kanye West and His Mother, Dr. Donda West (picture from Chicago Tribune article)

Kanye West's mother dies

By Kelley L. Carter | Tribune staff reporter
4:45 PM CST, November 11, 2007

Donda West, the mother of hip-hop star and Chicago native Kanye West, died early Sunday in Los Angeles.

The former English professor at Chicago State University also was her son's manager and the chairwoman of the Kanye West Foundation.

Earlier this year, she released a book, "Raising Kanye," that chronicled her son's childhood.

A West spokesperson confirmed the death, saying "the family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief."


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