Publicist to the stars Patti Webster was called home to heaven Friday after an extended battle with brain cancer. According to her firm, W&W Public Relations, she passed away at a hospital in Somerville, N.J. Webster founded W&W in 1991 and represented celebs including Usher, Janet Jackson, Dwight Howard, Steve Harvey, Chris Paul and Alicia Keys.
Via Revolt TV reports:
Even though family, friends, colleagues and countless people she inspired in her life know that Patti Webster is now in a better place, hearts remain heavy and truly saddened by her untimely passing.
For 30 years, Patti not only worked diligently and selflessly in becoming a highly sought after publicist and brand strategist in the entertainment and sports world, she strived to match that work ethic in her personal life, inspiring every single person she came in contact with over the years.
Around 5 a.m. Friday morning, Webster, 49, passed away in Sommerset Medical center in Sommerville, NJ, from what her employees say was a “lengthy illness.”
“Cookie and I want to send our condolences to the family and friends of Patti Webster as she lost her battle with cancer today,” NBA legend and entrepreneur Magic Johnson noted from his Twitter account earlier today. “Patti Webster was a sensational publicist who I have much respect for.”
“For those that may not know her, she was one of the most amazing and sweetest women you could know,” Ciara wrote, in a heartfelt message on instagram today. “She had faced losing her life to at least 2 types of Cancers consecutively and fought through and survived. Her strength was unbelievable and true testament if the power of believing in God.”
“I’m deeply saddened by this loss,” Kelly Rowland said today in a statement released to REVOLT. “However, I’m comforted knowing Patti’s influence on myself and those she met was so powerful and so positive it changed all of our lives for the better. May she rest in peace.”
Also an ordained minister, Webster was also the author of “It Happened in Church: Stories of Humor From the Pulpit to the Pews.”
She is survived by her father, two sisters, two brothers and other relatives.
Our prayers are with her loved ones. She will be missed.