Gangsta Boo’s mother has reportedly released a statement in regards to her daughter’s sudden and tragic passing.
According to WHBQ-TV, Veronica Mitchell, called her daughter’s death “untimely” and is seeking privacy for her and her family.
“The Mitchell family would like to thank everyone for their condolences regarding the untimely death of Lola ‘Gangsta Boo’ Mitchell,” the statement reads. “The family is asking for your continued prayers and privacy as we process the loss of our loved one.”
Additionally, the Three 6 Mafia member’s publicist, Echo Hattix, called the Memphis-born artist, born Lola Mitchell, “a pioneer of female rap.”
Gangsta Boo was found dead in a friend’s home on January 1 at 4 p.m. local time, as previously reported by BET.com. Her cause of death officially remains unknown, however authorities noted that there are no signs of foul play. She was 43 years old.
Police said Monday afternoon that the death investigation is currently ongoing.