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Queen Latifah’s Mother, Rita Owens, Dies After A Long Battle With Heart Condition



Queen Latifah’s mother, Rita Owens, dies after a long battle with heart condition. (

Rita Owens, the mother of the popular america rapper-actress Queen Latifah, is dead. According to The Root, the mother of the popular actress died, after a 10-year battle with heart disease.

And in the statement she shared with People magazine, the rapper described her mother as a ‘bright light’ and the love of her life.

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 said.

She continued, “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 Latif‎ah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.”

In 2016, the rapper whose real name is Dana Owens filmed a PSA with her mother for the American Heart Association as part of the organization’s “Rise Above Heart Failure” campaign.

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