The Associated Press reports Donda West, mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University’s English department, died in Los Angeles on Saturday night, a spokesman for the rapper said on Sunday. “The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief,” the spokesman said. In May, Donda published the book ‘Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Star’, which the pair promoted on a book tour. Donda West was 58.
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