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Less than a year after losing his mom, Andre loses another parent…

Andre 3000’s Father Lawrence Walker Passes Away

Via Straight From The A reports:

Sadly, André 3000 (aka Andre Benjamin) of Atlanta’s legendary rap group Outkast lost his father earlier today (February 12, 2014).

While details are sketchy, a source close to the talented artist confirmed that Dre’s biological father, Lawrence Walker, died of an apparent heart attack today.

It’s being reported that Walker lost power to his home due to the ice storms we are experiencing in Atlanta. He went outside to chop some firewood, and when he returned indoors, he suffered a heart attack.

Walker had been reportedly out chopping wood for the fireplace and when he returned indoors, he suffered the attack.

The sad news comes just short of a year of Dre’s mother’s death.

Andre 3000′s mom, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, passed away on May 28, 2013 in her Rex, Georgia home.

We want to extend our deepest and more sincere condolences to Andre and his entire family during this difficult time.



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