Queen Latifah's Mother Rita Owens died due to Heart Condition; She was suffering from the Chronic Heart Disease for more than a decade; Also, see..
Queen Latifah's mother Rita Owens took her last breath earlier today due to heart failure.
- Queen Latifah's mother Rita Owens is dead.
- She was suffering from a heart condition.
- Queen announced the tragic news to the People Magazine.
- Her mother used to work as a teacher.
- She was married to Lancelot Owens, Sr.
She's At Peace.
American rapper and actress Queen Latifah announced her mother is no longer with us. Her mother, Rita Owens took her last breath earlier today.
She was struggling with chronic heart disease for more than a decade. It was excruciating for Latifah to see her mother suffer like this for so long.
Queen Latifah's mother took her last breath earlier today, She was suffering from heart disease
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In an exclusive statement to the People magazine, she stated,
“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news, my mother, Rita Owens passed away today.”
She further added,
“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.”
Latifah also stated how her mother finds peace at last. As far as many of us know, she used to say how her mother stood by her side like a rock.
Ever since Rita was diagnosed with the condition, Latifah stayed and used to take care of her along with some relatives and a nurse.
But we all got to admit how strong her mother was. Despite all odds, she lived through the disease for such a long time.
In 2015, during an interview with the People magazine, Latifah divulged her mother has a defibrillator implanted in her heart just to avert any slight chance of a heart attack.
For over a decade, she was on a low fat and salt diet. The Girls Trip star even mentioned the level of respect she used to have for her mother grew exponentially by seeing her cope with the disease.
Our deepest sympathies to Queen and her family.