Snoop Dogg’s mother Beverly Tate has died, age 81. The famous rapper broke the news via his Twitter account, sharing a photograph of Tate and his grandmother. “Mommy’s gone tonight. Rest easy mommy. Love you,” he wrote, adding a heart emoji. In another post, he spoke about his mother’s impact in his life. “I love you Mom, you gave me that motherfucker. You loved me unconditionally.”
“Thank you for blessing me with your loving, devoted, protective and powerful presence,” the rapper added in a third tweet.
[email protected] loving this picture of his beloved, loving, caring and powerful Mamie????Heartbroken right now. Get to your loved ones???? @MsKringleSpace pic.twitter.com/MIH8wNl4KH — snoop dogg (@snoopdogg) March 10, 2019
According to TMZ, Tate had been taken to the hospital a week ago. However, she had been living in a home for seniors at a nearby nursing home, and was reportedly suffering from loneliness and depression.
Tate was also an aspiring actress, who appeared on episodes of All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, and Maude.
You loved me so much. You said we gotta do better, big love homie❤️ pic.twitter.com/swWdKO1ua1 — snoop dogg (@snoopdogg) March 10, 2019
In 2000, Tate’s son, Sean Garrett, was sentenced to eight years in prison for tax evasion. Garrett reached a plea deal, and served seven years before being released.
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