Just a few weeks after welcoming a new life into the world, Kelly Rowland is now mourning the death of someone extremely close to her.
The singer has sadly announced via statement today the passing of her mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, at the age of 66.
"It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison," said the former Destiny's Child member, who gave birth to her first child, a boy, in early November.
"She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman – and now mother – I am today," Rowland added. "We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time."
Garrison was set to turn 67 years old on Saturday.
Rowland and husband Tim Weatherspoon became the proud parents of Titan Jewell on November 4.
A week later, Rowland released a new single dedicated to her son, titled "Mommy's Little Baby.”
We send our condolences to her loved ones.