*Bobby Brown is mourning the loss of his beloved mother, Carole Brown. She passed away on Thursday (01-20-11) in Los Angeles at the age of 69. The cause of death was not reported.

Brown considered his mother his “rock” and was always there for him through the good times and bad.

“It is a sad time for me right now. I am experiencing a tremendous loss but I vow to celebrate her life in every way that I can with my entire family, including my fiancé Alicia and my children Bobbi Kristina, LaPrincia, Bobby Jr and Cassius,” Brown said in a statement.

A private funeral will be held in Boston.