Andre 3000's Mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo Passes Away

posted Wednesday May 29 ,2013 at 12:00PM CDT | 130 comments

Andre 3000's Mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo Passes Away

An Andre 3000 rep confirms the death of Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, according to Billboard.com.

The mother of Andre 3000 has passed away, according to Billboard.com. A representative for the musician and actor confirmed to Billboard that Sharon Benjamin-Hodo is dead. 

She was found dead in her Atlanta home Monday (May 27) on Andre's thirty-eighth birthday, according to unconfirmed reports, according to the Billboard story.

Andre 3000's mother was the founder of The Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, which operated out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, Georgia.

HipHopDX extends its prayers and condolences to the family of Sharon Benjamin-Hodo.

(May 29)

UPDATE: Although the members of OutKast rarely rap in detail about their families, Andre 3000 had the song "She's Alive" on the group's 2003 album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Some critics speculated that the cut is about Andre's mother. Andre, who was born in 1975, sings on the song, "A boy to raise / At a young age / No help from him."

Several of OutKast's collaborators have extended their condolences to Andre 3000.

EDITOR'S NOTE: It was brought to our attention earlier today by our readers that this article's original headline was insensitive, and in conjunction with the light coverage within the article, did not treat the subject matter with the appropriate gravitas and respect that it was due. In addition, we also failed to extend our condolences to André Benjamin and his family, a standard practice in all of our reporting on similar topics. We've updated this article and its headline so that it more closely aligns with our standards for journalism and professionalism, and we are deeply sorry for any insensitivity or harm our work may have caused our audience, including the Benjamin family.

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  • Anonymous
    It was this: Andre 3000's bitch of a Mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo Passes Away
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    What was the original headline???
    • Anonymous
      It was this: Andre 3000's bitch of a Mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo Passes Away.
    • Lyonel
      "Andre 3000 Mother Dead"
  • BIG
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    Why do other niggas feel like they have to tell the whole world about it? Not even Andre himself has spoken about his mother passing away, yet niggas wanna gossip and talk about shit that ain't their business
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    • romell
      I guess your a member of Satan's Posse who is confirming she is heaven. I can tell you that all you clowns that laugh about death and think hip Hop is murder assassination will face the same fate you laugh about when Satan turns on you.Andre 3000's contribution to Hip Hop deserves to mention his mother. Praise God!
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    Some of you Cats on here need to get kicked in your Face straight up show some respect and have some manners. If your Mother passed would you want People posting comments like that? My condolences go out to the Family and Friends of Andre 3000. Y'all keep your head up, RIP to Andre 3000's old Earth Sharon Benjamin-Hodo. She's watching over you now 3 Stacks stay strong.
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    man this is a tragedy... hoping the best for andre. RIP