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Andre 3000 Loses His Mother, Just One Day After His Birthday: Rep Confirms

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It's a bitter birthday week for Andre 3000.  The rapper we all love lost his mother just one day after his 38th birthday.  Details and the official announcement inside...

Outkast rapper, actor & solo rapper Andre 3000 is mourning the death of his mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo.  She reportedly died yesterday (Tuesday), one day after Andre celebrated his 38th birthday (Monday).


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The Assosciated Press reported today:

Andre 3000's mother died in her sleep early Tuesday at her Georgia home, a representative for the rapper at the firm Sunshine Sachs said Wednesday. Sharon Benjamin-Hodo was 58.

She died in Rex, Ga. No other details were provided.

Benjamin-Hodo was the founder of The Starlight Camp, a program that supports underprivileged children. It is part of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, Ga. She is survived by her husband, Robert Hodo, who is the church's pastor.

Pastor Jamil V. Willis of Atlanta tweeted the news about of his good friend saying:

"I just received a very disturbing phone call that Lady Sharon Benjamin Hodo passed away moments ago in her sleep."

Such sad and unexpected news for Andre.  He and his family will remain in our prayers.

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The vessel that you birthed

The vessel that you birthed into this world has left an immeasurable mark on the culture, in music and in history. You've done your job Mrs. Benjamin-Hodo...Rest in Blessings...

so...u call people "vessels"

so...u call people "vessels" <----------- Well, THIS vessel is headed to the Liquor Store...........
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My prayers go out to the

My prayers go out to the family of Andre . So sorry for,your lost.
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God bless Andre and the

God bless Andre and the family. I love him and his music.
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RIP to Ms Sharon. Losing a

RIP to Ms Sharon. Losing a loved one so close to you is so heartbreaking. My prayers and condolences go out to Andre and his family.
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Stay strong 3000. I bet he

Stay strong 3000. I bet he was really close to her.
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RIP. May God Bless the

RIP. May God Bless the family.

Dang that's sad! RIP Mrs.

Dang that's sad! RIP Mrs. Benjamin-Hodo.
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RIP André 3000 mother.

RIP André 3000 mother.
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RIP to his mom. Checkout

RIP to his mom. Checkout thegrandreport, they have some good reads and videos on there too
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Wow. My condolences. She was

Wow. My condolences. She was so young. I can't imagine. My heart goes out to Andre. xoxo
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Listen 2 the first 4 Outkast

Listen 2 the first 4 Outkast Albums......they are GENIUS <----- and the greatest social conscious rap group ever.......N.W.A. was great too...Dr. Dre!!!!!!!!!!!
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sending heartfelt hugs and

sending heartfelt hugs and condolences thru the airwaves for Andre 3stacks. ♥
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