*Andre “3000” Benjamin is mourning the loss of his mom Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, who reportedly died at her Atlanta home on Monday — Andre’s 38th birthday.
The cause and time of death are both unconfirmed, however Billboard reported it received confirmation of Benjamin-Hodo’s passing from a representative for the rapper, actor and music producer.
Benjamin-Hodo founded the Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, an organization that she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, Georgia. The Benjamin family respectfully asks that well-wishers support the Starlight Camp instead of sending flowers.
A number of hip-hop figures tweeted their condolences to Andre 300 and the Benjamin-Hodo family.
“My condolences go out to Dre, and the entire Benjamin-Hodo family,” Jermaine Dupri wrote Tuesday morning.
“Pray for the good brother Andre 3000 and his family…,” added producer 9th Wonder.