Queen Latifah Reveals Her Mother Has Passed Away

Published: Wednesday 21st Mar 2018 by Rashad

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After a decade of a very public battle with a heart condition, Queen Latifah‘s mother – Rita Owens – has passed away.

The multi-talented actress/rapper took to press recently to offer a statement on the matter.  See it inside:

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” says Latifah. “Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldy but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.”

“She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over,” Latifah shares. “I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time. Much Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latif‎ah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.”


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Owens family at this time.  [source]

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  1. Bethena Thomas March 21, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with.
    Continuous Prayers!@

  2. Meteorite March 21, 2018

    Awe no not Aunt Rita!!! ?
    May she rest in peace.

  3. Truth Dot Com March 21, 2018

    I was just watching Living Single the other day!!!!!
    I love the chemistry you and your mother had on and off the screen.
    I am deeply saddened by the news.
    I send my love to the Owens family.
    Keep ya head up Queen!
    Praying for you, she gets to reunite with your brother…

    Don’t you stop, don’t you run, don’t you cry
    You’ll do fine, you’ll be good, you’ll get by

  4. Betty March 21, 2018


  5. Jasmine March 21, 2018

    Sorry for your loss, Queen. I have a flower company, hit up my assistant Bonquisha to book us. We have the BEST, dandelion’s, tumblr/rag weeds, and P**** willows, in the whole hood. Book me ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️ #BiJazzyStyle

    • Jasmine March 21, 2018

      Stop impersonating me you vile piece of trash! All of your comments are racist! All of your comments are racist stereotypes of black women! You are a disgusting piece of work.

  6. Ollie March 21, 2018

    Condolences to Queen Latifa!!! RIP Mother Owens….

  7. Mike Plachetka March 21, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. May God watch over your Mom’s soul. May God also bless you and your family during this difficult time.

  8. Fancy BISH March 21, 2018

    That picture of the two of them is everything! It explains it all…Queen Latifah has been a mainstay in entertainment and an inspiration for not only African-Americans, but for so many different races and faces…CLEARLY the mother of the Queen is a Queen herself! And clearly she did an excellent job raising her! Those good looks, charisma, class and charm all came from MOTHER! Sad to hear about this…prayers to the Owens family and friends ??

  9. Rebecca March 21, 2018

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mama my thoughts and prayers for you and your family my father passed away yrs ago shortly after triple bypassagain prayers for your family ???

  10. Kimberly Alexander March 21, 2018

    Sorry for your loss my condolences go out to you and your family

  11. Suicide Blonde March 21, 2018

    RIP. Me and Latina have the same hairstyle except mine is stringy and full of lice.

    • Suicide Blonde March 21, 2018

      Latifa not latina.

      • Jasmine March 21, 2018

        Your Asian

  12. Jacqueline Ross March 21, 2018

    Queen Latifa,
    My condolences and prayers go out to you and your family for the passing of your beloved mother.
    -I know your mom was extremely proud of you in every way!
    She is now at peace, in the hands of our Lord! God Bless you and you family!

  13. DanYiel Iman March 21, 2018


  14. Bethany March 21, 2018

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  15. Olusheyi March 21, 2018

    Aww may her mother rest in peace

  16. Ashley Miller March 22, 2018

    Im sorry for your ur loss of ur beautiful mother queen latifah

  17. Dianne Young March 22, 2018

    May God comfort you in your time and keep his loving arms around you and the family. Queen Latifah you are a wonderful person I love your movies and music be strong like I know the woman you are and always keep God first and your mother had a beautiful soul be bless and keep your head up. DY

  18. Ogletha Coleman March 22, 2018

    Dana my heart is heavy sending prayers to you and the family Glay aka Smurf

  19. Michelle Woodson March 22, 2018

    Prayers for You and Your Family in this difficult time…

  20. Keylow Teachey March 22, 2018

    Sorry for your loss and I know exactly how you are feeling right now I loss my mother to a heart condition in October my prayers are with you and your family ??????❤️❤️❤️

  21. Sharon Kellogg March 22, 2018

    My condolences to you and the family cause I know what it’s like to lose the closest thing of all to you. Stay strong for her cause she taught you how to deal with this departure by making you a strong woman in love.

  22. March 22, 2018

    Sorry to hear that, RIP to her.

  23. Casual March 22, 2018

    RIP Mrs. Owens. Prayers for comfort for the Owens family during this difficult time.

  24. Len March 22, 2018

    My prayers and condolences go out to the Owens family. May your mother Rest In Peace Queen!

  25. Victoria Jackson March 22, 2018

    my prayers go up

  26. Teresa Grandberry March 22, 2018

    My condolences to you and your family. RIH Ms.Rita Owens.

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