Rapper Kanye West has jetted back from London on hearing of the sudden death of his mother Donda West in Los Angeles.
The 30-year-old ditched his commitments in the UK and flew back to the US, according to reports.
The cause of death remains unknown.
West often spoke of his close relationship with his mother, a doctor. He dedicated a song, Hey Mama, to her on his 2005 album, Late Registration.
Donda West was Kanye's manager. Earlier this year, she released a book, Raising Kanye, about his childhood and her experiences as his manager. - Wenn