The World Mourns the Untimely passing of Dr. Donde West, Mother of Hip Hop Artist Kanye West, a Beloved Educator and Subject of Several of the Music Moguls Songs
by Heather Covington
DisilgoldSOUL USA- (November 11, 2007) The world received sad news of the untimely passing of Kanye West’s beautiful, highly personable and beloved mother, Dr. Donde West.
Dr. Donde West was the Chairperson of Chicago State University and served as an English professor before retiring to help manage Kanye West’s career.
She wrote a poignant memoir called Raising Kanye that received critical acclaim. In our quest to search for credible information regarding Donde West’s passing, we were directed to ALLHIPHOP.com which did not report facts on how Dr. Donde West passed. However, a website called MediaTakeOut which is known to report information that has been contested, but highly admired by gossip fans, reported she may have had complications upon receiving anesthesia for a cosmetic procedure. If so, we can substantiate that drinking milk before any surgical procedure that requires anesthesia may cause sudden death as a result of shock reaction or multiple procedures at the same time. The mishap is rare, and other reported celebrities spouse or parents have been reported to lose their lives due to procedures as such like a wife of James Brown.
We have received word that Kanye West as well as fans are grieving tonight along with the mega-star. There is something abotu Kanye that is just likeable and adorable. It’s rare that folks like Hip Hop rappers with admiration. Kanye West has marveled a highly successful career with charm and pure talent. His personality alone exudes his talent and he is a rapper who has redefined HIP HOP as an art form people of all ages and nationalities can enjoy.
His humorous antics and publicity stunts marvel Muhammad Ali and why fans have supported Kanye West from day one. His current song, “Stronger” may indeed be a test for the HIP HOP mogul to endure. We are sure he will need time to grieve even with a full tour ahead of him. Many artists who have lost their parents in the height of their tours have endured and went on to become even bigger entertainers. J. Lo had just performed live on stage and found out her father had passed a week ago.
It seems as if Kanye had prepared himself as featured in his song Dear Mama. It’s a point in an entertainer’s life that separate the “mice from the men” sort to speak. Kanye’s fans will look for him to be strong and proceed to take the throne as one of the greatest Hip hop artists of this era along with peers like Jay Z. The world doesn’t stop to let entertainers grieve which is the irony of superstardom, but it will be up to Kanye to carry on his legacy through his mother’s spiritual strength. Rest in peace Dr. Donde West. You get an A+ in raising a son with a long lasting career. Kanye’s album sales have peeked and it looks like his fans are going to be there until he crosses the finish line through it all! However, most entertainers will admit, there is a feelingof emptiness when a parent has suddenly passed away. Some even look to their music to vent thus creating the best music of their careers. There is surely more to come from Kanye West. He’s going to continue to make his mother proud. We can already sense this even in sadness.