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Tyrese’s mother passes: “This is the saddest moment of my life”

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Condolences to Tyrese, whose beloved mother, Priscilla Murray, passed away on Monday.  The actor and singer had previously asked for prayers for his mom, who’d been placed in an induced coma after being hospitalized with pneumonia and COVID-19.

On Instagram, Tyrese posted a video of himself holding his mom’s hand, with the caption, “On behalf of my family and everyone who ever spent anytime praying tor my mother This is the saddest moment of my life… My sweet Valentine just passed away….. May the lord Jesus Christ and his angels open the doors of heavens and embrace her.”

He continued, “We as a family are broken and just can’t believe this……. May the lord Jesus Christ honor your walk with him and embrace you into the heavens.”

Tyrese also shared a video of a recent Instagram Live, during which his friend Kenny G serenaded his mother, and wrote, “I will never ever forget what you did for our beloved mother you sent her into the heavens with the perfect melody.”

Among the stars who reached out in the comments offering their condolences: wereBrandy, Teddy Riley, Busta Rhymes, Avant and Snoop Dogg, the latter of whom wrote, “Stay strong I’ll come c u this week if u like to pray with u and hug u.”

In other Tyrese news, he’s announced that he’s releasing an album called Beautiful Pain later this year. He wrote on Instagram, “7 years ago…after my #BlackRoseAlbum I said I would never ever do it again. Carrying the unbearable pain of this divorce has put me in a dark place and the only way I could get this energy off of me was to confront it.”

Tyrese and his ex-wife Samatha Lee wed on February 14, 2017. In December of 2020, they announced they were splitting.

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