May 29, 2013

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Andre 3000's Mother Passes Away

George Napolitano
George Napolitano

Sad news for OutKast fans: Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, mother of Andre 3000, died Tuesday in her Georgia home, according to Billboard.

Benjamin-Hodo founded and played a leading role in the Starlight Camp, a camp for disadvantaged children. Sources told Billboard that Benjamin-Hodo on Monday, the same day as Andre 3000's 38th birthday.

Andre 3000 was the only child of Benjamin-Hodo, a real estate agent and his father Lawrence Welker. 

No cause or exact time of death has been established as of Wednesday morning.

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