Sincere condolences go out to Andre 3000. The Outkast frontman lost his mother Sharon Benjamin-Hodo on Tuesday, the day after his 38th birthday.
According to reports, Benjamin-Hodo was found dead in her Atlanta home. It is believed that her death was from natural causes. An Atlanta pastor named Jamil V. Willis tweets that Benjamin-Hodo passed away in her sleep.
“I just received a very disturbing phone call that Lady Sharon Benjamin Hodo passed away moments ago in her sleep,” Willis writes. “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. RIP Sharon Benjamin Hodo. Praying for Pastor Hodo, Andre 3000, Sevyn & the rest of the family.”
Benjamin-Hodo was best known for founding The Starlight Camp for underprivileged children in Conley, Ga. The program is run out of New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church, where her husband Robert Hodo is pastor. Her family asks that support of The Starlight Camp be given in place of flowers following Benjamin-Hodo’s death.