Flavor Flav Mourns the Death of His Mother Anna Drayton

Public Enemy hype man loses mom on New Year's Eve.

Flavor Flav's mother, Anna Drayton, passed away on New Year's Eve, the Public Enemy hype man revealed on Twitter the same day.

"Hey everybody I just lost my mother Anna Drayton this morning new years eve she passed away and I'm gonna miss her. She lived good a good life," Flav tweeted Tuesday (Dec. 31) afternoon. "Thank you to everyone that's sending me blessings about my Momz," he continued. "I appreaceate [sic] you all of you so much from me and my family."

No other information behind her death has been released.

A similar announcement was posted on Public Enemy's Facebook page, asking that fans "keep the family in your thoughts and prayers."

Other condolences and tributes came from Salt-N-Pepa, Bootsy Collins and Full Force member Lou "Bowlegged Lou" George, who penned a heartfelt message on Facebook. "On behalf of Full Force, we would like to send prayers of condolences to our good friend William Drayton aka Flavor Flav & his family on the passing of his beloved mother Anna who passed on New Year's Eve," George wrote. "She was a wonderful & sweet person who is now up in heaven wearing Gods wings. A few weeks ago we were in the studio working on something special with Flav. He is a great guy & great son."

Flav, born William Drayton Jr., credits his mother as an inspiration and support system. The two showcased their bond in a 2008 interview where Flav told her, "I really wanna thank you for putting your all into me." is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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