KRS-One posted the following message to fans on his blog at Myspace on Friday (July 27) in reaction to the apparent suicide death of his 23-year-old son Randy Hubbard Parker earlier this week:
Dear Friends and family:
We wish to thank all of you for your support and well wishes during this difficult period; however, for personal reasons, we have decided not to hold the planned New York memorial service. If the hundreds of letters and responses to the announcement of the passing of our son are any indication, we know that through you, his life and spirit will forever be celebrated and live on.
We extend our apologies to all who have come to our support, volunteered your time and services and planned to attend the service.We trust that you understand and respect our decision.
We continue to be deeply moved by your tremendous expressions of kindness and will forever hold you in our hearts and thoughts. May you continue to celebrate your life as you have celebrated our son’s.
With love and respect always,
The Parker Family