Rita Owens


March 21, 2018


NEW YORK (AP) — Queen Latifah is mourning the death of her mother. In a statement, the singer and actress says Rita Owens died Wednesday after struggling with a heart condition for many years. The statement did not given her mother's age or say where the death occurred. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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My deepest sympathy to u n ur family I will keep u n my prayers.no one knows the pain of loosing ur Mother I also lost my Mother I love n miss her VERY much God bless u Dana.

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My Condolences to you Queen Latifah! Your Mother was a beautiful Woman I enjoyed watching you two acting together. RIP! M. Rita Owen. God bless you Queen Latifah and family.


So sad to know of Rita Owen's passing. Queen Latifah is so strong & such a jewel to have stood right by her mom's side. The episode of her show that she had her mom on w/all of the students who thanked her really touched my ❤ & had me crying happy tears. Mrs. Owen's is w/her son Lancelot Jr. now....rip beautiful ones...❤❤

May she R.I.P.

I remember following up on Ms. Rita and the Queen since I was a kid. My mother and I were a duo too. I was raised by my mom and she got sick after serving in the military and I had to take care of her until her dying day. So when I found out that Ms. Rita passed away, it stung deeply. I can't say I know exactly how Dana felt because our experiences are different, however; I can say I know what it feels like to lose a mother. I never met Ms. Rita personally, but you could tell she was a sweet...

So Sorry for your loss, Queen Latifah, know that she is peacefully resting with your brother in the bossom of Gods arms and they are watching over you. You always have the legacy of what she has shared and passed down to you always. Thank God for the mother he Blessed you to have, loving, nurturing , supportive, stern, classy and beautiful woman of God. Im 45 and lost my Mom at 19 and dad at 25, but by what they passed down to me and my relationship with God, will always keep you going, even...