Early this morning, several blogs reported on the terrible news that Kelly Rowland’s mother, Doris Rowland Garrison, passed away. We wanted to wait until the reports were confirmed before we released the news. Unfortunately, it turns out that the rumors are true. The newly married singer’s publicist confirmed that her mother died Tuesday.
“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison,” Kelly expressed in a statement released to MadameNoire. “She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman—and now mother—I am today. We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Sadly, Doris was supposed to celebrate her 66th birthday on Saturday.
It’s unfortunate that Kelly lost her mom just weeks after giving birth to her son, as this is generally the time when new moms lean on their mothers the most. A cause of death has not been confirmed at this time, but some outlets are reporting that Doris died of complications stemming from a longtime illness that was plaguing her.
We send our prayers to Kelly and her family during this difficult time.