Obie Trice Loses Mother to Breast Cancer

NEW YORK -DECEMBER 17: (U.S. TABS OUT) Rapper Obie Trice appears on stage during Fuse's IMX December 17, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Obie Trice Loses Mother to Breast Cancer

Rapper plans to turn sad loss into positive.

Published July 14, 2011

Detroit rapper and former Shady Records artist Obie Trice is grieving the death of his mother, who lost her battle with breast cancer. Trice's mother, known to friends as Ms. Elanore, died from the disease on Tuesday, July 12.

Since her diagnosis with the terminal illness, Trice has been a supporter of Detroit's Race for the Cure, an annual fundraiser dedicated to helping victims of breast cancer. In a statement to, the rapper put the loss in perspective.

"My mom was always in my corner and her presence will be missed tremendously," Trice said. "I'm more determined than ever to ensure I not only impact the music industry but also my community, just as she expected."

(Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Written by Reggie Ugwu


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