Rap legend, Queen Latifah lost her mother, Rita Owen who died on Wednesday (March 21) to a critical heart condition.
Queen Latifah in people’s magazine announced her death in a heartbreaking statement
” It is with a heavy heart that I share the news, my mother, Rita Owen passed away today”. She revealed “anyone that has ever met her knows that she was a bright light on earth. she was gentle but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldly but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life”
Owen was almost a constant companion of her daughter through out her career and appeared in living single as Latifah’s character (Khadija james’) mother.