Tragic News! Queen Latifah's Mom Rita Owens Died Due To A Heart Condition

News by Rhyss Sebastian Published on 22 Mar,2018 Updated on 22 Mar,2018

Rapper Queen Latifah Mourns Her Mother, Rita Owen's Death!!! Died Of Heart Failure

  • American rapper and actress Queen Latifah's mother died of heart failure on Wednesday, 21st March.
  • Rita Owen had been struggling with heart disease for over a decade.
  • The 48-year-old actress announced the tragic news in an exclusive statement to People

Heartfelt Condolence!!!

Girls Trip starlet Queen Latifah's mother Rita Owen has passed away of heart failure on Wednesday, 21st March.

Owen had been battling heart disease for over a decade. Latifah announced the tragic news in a statement to People.

CAPTION: Queen Latifah's Mother Rita Owen died of heart failure SOURCE: People

Latifa said in the statement to People which read:

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today. 

She continued,

Anyone that has ever met her know 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.

The statement further continues,

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 Lve, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latifah), forever Rita Owens' daughter.

Rita was diagnosed with the condition when the heart is unable to pump sufficient amount of blood to other organs back in 2004. Then she was rushed to the hospital after passing out at work.

CAPTION: Queen Latifah mourns the death of her mother Rita Owen SOURCE: People

The 48-year-old rapper had opened up about her mother's disease in an inspirational Mother's Day video titled 'Rise Above Heart Failure' for the American Heart Association in 2016.

We extend our sympathy and condolences to the bereaved family.