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Kelly Rowland Mourns Death of Mother at 66

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Courtesy Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland is mourning the death of her mother.

The singer announced in a statement that Doris Rowland Garrison died Tuesday in Atlanta at age 66 – days before her birthday on Saturday.

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison,” said the former Destiny’s Child member, who recently became a mom herself.

“She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman – and now mother – I am today,” Rowland added. “We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

Rowland and her husband, Tim Weatherspoon, welcomed a baby boy, Titan Jewell, on Nov. 4. A week later, Rowland – who has embarked on a solo career but reunited earlier this year with Destiny’s Childreleased a new song dedicated to her son, titled “Mommy’s Little Baby.”

Garrison has one other child, Rowland’s older brother Orlando.

With reporting by the ASSOCIATED PRESS and MELODY CHIU