Donda West Passes Away

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Donda West, the mother and onetime manager of rapper Kanye West, died Saturday in Los Angeles.

No other details are available at this time.

Donda was a retired professor and former chairwoman of the Chicago State University English department. She was known for supporting her son and his fiance, Alexis Phifer, often stirring up controversy in the face of critics.

"Kanye likes to think as a hobby and speak his own mind. He was always like that," Donda West told InStyle earlier this year. "He came out of the womb looking like he had that attitude."

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Kanye, stay strong. There will be tough days and there will be great awesome days too. I know how you feel because I have traveled down this same road of losing a loved one, particularly a mother. Be a strong hero for your mother because that's what she would have wanted for you. Stay prayed up and keep the faith. God loves you, your mother loves you and as a fan, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, I love you too and will continue to pray for you and your family. by Virginia - Rocky Mount, NC December 6th, 2007 at 2:29pm

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Our deepest heartfelt condolences to Kanye West, family members and many friends during this most difficult time. Dr. West will be missed dearly by all who knew her and will live forever in our hearts. Our family will continue to pray for Kanye West and his family during this difficult time.

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God bless you Kanye. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Stay Blessed and Be Blessed!!!!

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I can't imagine what you are going to...and don't even know what to say. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

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There is truly no words than can express what you are going through. However, there are times when Im sure Ms. West told you to be strong and have faith in GOD. Our understanding of things are not of GOD's. Just remeber you were given a jewel and many people dont experience a fourth of what you had with your mother. She instilled a lot of class, intelligence,dignity and told you to shoot for the stars. So with that being said I will continue to pray for you and your family. Stay Blessed and Be Blessed!!!!

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My Condolences to West Family... RIP doc Donda!

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God bless you Kanye during this challenging experience. Keep in mind, there is not such thing as death to spirit. So know your mom has just made a transition to another spiritual journey. God will keep you...just let Him. You are in my prayers daily.

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Our pray are with you and your families in your time of sorrow !
May God Bless you and Keep you make his face shine on you and your family !
Have a Blessed Day in the Lord !