Rita Owens, mother of actress Queen Latifah, Wednesday died. Owens struggled for years with a heart condition.
Queen Latifah and her mother, Rita Owens.
In a statement to People, made Latifah the news known. “The people she has ever met, know what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle but strong, loving but brutal, in the world, but pragmatic, a woman of faith and certainly the love of my life.”
The Chicago-actress, whose real name Dana Owens, says heartbroken, but knows that her mother is at peace. They thank you for the support and the respect of the privacy of the family.