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Kanye West's

Mother Dies --

A Mystery

11/11/2007 6:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye WestKanye West's mother, Dr. Donda West, 58, has died. Multiple reports indicate that Dr. West's death may have been a result of complications from some sort of surgery.

Kanye was in London when he was told. He is on his way back to the U.S.

West often spoke about the close relationship he shared with his mother. Dr. West worked as the Chair of the English Department at Chicago State University before retiring to become her son's manager.

Kanye's mom was the CEO of West Brands, LLC at the time of her death. She was also Chair of the Kanye West Foundation.

Kanye's writing partner, Rhymefest, confirmed Dr. West's death on Chicago radio station 107.5 WGCI, calling her a "mother for the community and a mother for one of Chicago's greatest heroes."

Calls to Kanye's management were not immediately returned.

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honest abe    

RIP DR WEST? DAMN CAN WE WAIT FOR THE REPORT TO COME OUT BEFORE WE SEEK AND DESTROY SOMEONE TO BLAME. THIS IS AMERICA.hey people dont
you sign a waiver stating im willing to RISK my life to look a certain way.
this guy was a respected surgeon who worked on numerous
celebrities for many years,he is well known in the industry,
i dont think they would have used him as the host on a plastic
surgery procedure show if he wasnt. WAIT FOR THE AUTOPSY REPORT PEOPLE, LETS GET FACTS FIRST.

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Ms. D    

Kanye, you're in my thoughts and prayers at this time. I lost my mom ten years ago and the pain never goes away. Through prayer and faith in God, it will get better. Knowing that my mom is in a much better place has helped ease the pain. You have my sincere condolences. Your hometown, Chicago has you in our continuous prayers. You are in our hearts. Rest in peace, Dr. West. We all love you but God loves you best. We love you, Kanye. Stay strong. One love - Chi-town

2444 days ago
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coco from denver,co    

Dr. West,RIP! Your time on earth was well spent. Kanye, you were blessed to spend 58 years with such a beautiful person.It will be alright baby.She is a beautiful angel.Throw your hands up to the sky!!

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