Ellen Griffin

 

 

Age: 86

 

Summary: grandmother of LL Cool J who raised the rapper and was instrumental in his life and whom he called Mama, and who inspired several songs including Mama Said Knock You Out from 1990 and Big Mama (Unconditional Love) from this year.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: June 22, 1916

 

Died: November 10, 2002

 

Location: Queens, New York