Killer Mike announced the death of his mother Denise on Instagram Thursday morning. "My mother has transitioned to be with our ancestors," he wrote. "All those who believe as I do know energy cannot be destroyed only transformed. I pray she is with our elders in someway and that peace and harmony follow them wherever their souls may roam. I love u Denise with all my heart and soul i do! Your children are successful, your house is in order. Your legacy is intact. You are the reason I know with no doubt in my heart My God is A Black Woman. Goodbye Mom."

Mike added that he was moderately cheered up by the release of his dope new music video with Danger Mouse, El-P, and Big Boi, and urged fans to take a few minutes out of their day to watch it.

RIP Denise Render.