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Sadly, we must report that Marios mother Shawntia Hardaway has passed away. The singer took to Instagram to announce the news.

“Your soul lives forever beside mine,” Mario captioned. “We love you Shawntia Hardaway. I love you eternally.”

Unfortunately we don’t have any specific details of her death, but Mario has always spoken frankly about his mother’s addiction to heroin.

In October 2007, Mario starred in a MTV documentary I Won’t Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom, in which the son tries his best to help his mother beat her addiction.

Here’s a clip from that show:

Yet despite his love and unwavering dedication to his mother, their relationship wasn’t without turbulence. In October 2010, Mario was charged with second-degree assault after he allegedly pushed her. He was arrested when his mother called police and told them that Mario was in their home “throwing and damaging property.”

At the time, TMZ reported that Baltimore cops found several broken items inside the apartment and a hole in the closet door. Mario was eventually arrested for 2nd degree assault, but he was released from a local Baltimore jail on $50,000 bond. About a month later, Hardaway dropped the charges.

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7 thoughts on “Singer Mario’s Mom Dies

  1. Sorry to hear about marios mother death and I knew that he love her but from watching that video this women has some issues and you can see the look on Mario face that if he didn’t have respect for her as his mother he would have gave her a peace of his mind.
    Mario I commend you on keeping your sanity but when women got their mine set on having their damn way they gonna do it. You’ll find out when you get marry lol

  2. specialt757 on said:

    Another tragic story. These addictions are so real and watching your love ones go through, I imagine, must be straight hell because there nothing you can do will fix it. Sorry for your loss Mario.

  3. theflyingnun on said:

    I am sincerely sorry for the loss of his mother. There’s a special place in our hearts for our mothers. Peace Be Still

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