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


Rest in peace.

   
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Queen Latifah's mom, Rita Owens has passed away after battling with heart condition for more than a decade. The rapper/actress revealed the sad news on Wednesday in an exclusive statement to People

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” says Latifah. “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 had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over,” she continued. “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."

Latifah told People in 2015 that when she's not in California, she stays with her mother in New Jersey to help with her healthcare. 

Owens struggled with heart failure, a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently enough to meet the body’s needs. Owens was reportedly only able to live with the condition by taking proper medication and a diet low in salt and fats but heavy on vegetables. She was also aided by a defibrillator implanted in her chest to avert a heart attack.




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