It's being reported that Andre 3000's mother has been found dead in her Atlanta home.
According to DDotOmen & Mediaoutrage, police and ambulances have been up and down the street of the home where Sharon Benjamin Hodo (mother of Andre 3000) lives at. As details remain foggy and unknown, it has been reported confirmed from a close family member that Sharon has passed away. Reports state that she was in her early 60’s and lived in Rex, Georgia. Stay tuned as we’ll update the story when more information is known.
My Condolences And LOVE GO OUT TO 3000 ...WE ALL LOVED YOUR MOTHER MISS B..God got her NOW!!#DUNGEONFAMILY... Gipp— GippGoodie...Zagga (@GippGoodie) May 28, 2013
I just received a very disturbing phone call that Lady Sharon Benjamin Hodo passed away moments ago in her sleep.— Jamil V. Willis (@JAMILVWILLIS) May 28, 2013
She is the wife of Pastor Robert Hodo... As destiny would have it She is also the mother of Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000) of OutKast.— Jamil V. Willis (@JAMILVWILLIS) May 28, 2013
[UPDATE: It's been confirmed Andre 3000's mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, has passed away.]
A representative for Andre 3000 has confirmed with Billboard that Sharon Benjamin-Hodo did pass away. It's been reported that she was found dead in her home in Atlanta. The cause of her death has not been revealed yet.
Benjamin-Hodo founded the Starlight Camp for underpriviliged children, which she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, GA. This was also her husband's church, Pastor Robert Hodo.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to Andre 3000 and his family.