Rapper Kanye West's mother has died.
A spokesman for West said Dr. Donda West died Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Dr. Donda West served as chief executive of West Brands LLC, the parent company of her son's business enterprises, according to a biography on the Web site of the Kanye West Foundation, which she chaired.
She was the former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department and recently published the book "Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Star."
UPDATE: It is reported that she died from complications from a recent tummy tuck and breast implants. We will keep you posted but in the meantime, say a prayer for Kanye and his family.