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Andre 3000’s Mother Passes Away In Atlanta Home


Several sources last night indicated that Andre 3000’s mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, has passed away in her Rex, GA home. This morning, a representative for the musician/actor confirmed her death to Billboard.

Details on Benjamin-Hodo’s death are emerging as the story develops. Sources close to the situation have said they spoke to neighbors near her home who have also confirmed she died. This tragic news comes days after Andre 3000 celebrated his 38th birthday.



Twitter was heartbroken when the news broke online. Members of the Atlanta community—including rappers Bun B and Big Gipp of Goodie Mob—have tweeted their support.



Benjamin-Hodo was the founder of The Starlight Camp, a church organization aimed to help underprivileged children. She ran the learning program out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church, which is the church of her husband Pastor Roberto Hobo, in Conley, GA.

XXL sends its condolences to the friends and family of Benjamin-Hodo. More on the story as it develops.

[via Billboard]

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