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Kelly Rowland has confirmed that her mother, Doris Rowland Garrison has died. Through her publicist, Kelly released a statement confirming the sad news.

It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison. She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman—and now mother—I am today. We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

According to sources, Garrison had been battling an illness for a very long time and has succumbed to it merely month after Kelly gave birth to her first son and Garrison’s grandson, Titan.

LeTavia Roberson, formerly of Destiny’s Child, remembered Garrison via social media.

Last night, thousands of fans took to Twitter to offer the singer their condolences.

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