Billboard has received confirmation from a representative for Andre 3000 on the passing of his mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo. Her cause of death has not yet been revealed and the family has asked for privacy at this time. According to reports, Benjamin-Hodo was found at her Atlanta home.

Andre 3000’s mother was the founder of The Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, and a positive force in her community. She ran her foundation out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, GA, where her husband, Pastor Robert Hodo served as the pastor.

Our prayers and deepest condolences go out to Andre 3000 and his family.

A picture of Big Boi’s mother and Andre’s mother is posted after the jump…

Rowena Patton, Big Boi’s mom and Sharon Hodo-Benjamin, Andre 3000’s mom
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