Donda West, the mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department, passed away Saturday from undisclosed causes, according to a spokesman for the family. She was 58.
According to multiple sources, West was in Los Angeles and her death may have been the result of complications from a surgical procedure; more specific information was unavailable at press time. SOURCE-UPDATED
Monday, November 12, 2007
Remembering Donda West 1949-2007
UPDATE: It is being reported that Donda West's passing was the result of a "cosmetic procedure".