Pressing On: 9 Celebrities Who Had To Deal With Their Parents’ Unexpected Deaths

- By Bossip Staff Categories: CELEBRITY, Multi, News


9 Celebrities Who Had To Cop With Parents’ Deaths

Earlier this week, Andre 3000 lost his mother totally unexpectedly. Our prayers go out to Benjamin and his family as they go through this tough time. Hopefully Andre can pull from the strength of some of his peers who had to go through similar losses in their lives. These nine celebrities lost a parent unexpectedly and some even after they became famous.

Take a look and go hug your parents.


Kanye West – His mom passed after a botched plastic surgery. He’s still reeling from it.

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Nas – His mother passed before he dropped God’s Son, which became a tribute to her.


Michael Jordan – His dad was killed in 1993 at the height of MJ’s career, causing him to retire.


Jay-Z – He didn’t meet his dad until he was much older, but it was right before his passing.


Eddie Murphy – His father died when he was just a kid.


Diddy – his father was murdered when he was just a baby.


Mike Tyson – His mother died when he was just a kid as well


50 Cent – His mother was murdered when he was young and he was raised by his grandmother.

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Barack Obama – His father died at the age of 46 in 1982.


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