Queen Latifah is mourning the loss of her mother.

People Magazine is reporting that Latifah has exclusively confirmed that her mother has passed away earlier today.

Before she died, her mother, Rita Owens, battled a heart condition for more than 10 years.

While Latifah is understandably upset, a part of her is relieved to know that her mother is now at peace.

Throughout her mother’s battle with heart failure, Queen Latifah revealed that her mother was always upbeat and positive, despite not feeling well.

Please keep Queen Latifah in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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