Donda West

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: mother of rapper Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department who was known for the strong bond she shared with her son, who often spoke of his close relationship with the mother who raised him alone after her husband left when Kanye was 3, and who was chairwoman of the Kanye West Foundation, an educational nonprofit that works to decrease dropout rates and improve literacy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure

 

Born: July 12, 1949

 

Died: November 10, 2007

 

Location: Los Angeles, California