We sadly inform you that Rapper/Actor Andre’ 3000 (aka Andre’ Benjamin) of Atlanta’s legendary rap group Outkast lost his father on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. While details are sketchy, a source close to the artist confirmed that Lawrence Walker, Andre’s biological father died of an apparent heart attack. Walker had been reportedly out chopping wood for the fireplace and when he returned indoors, he suffered the heart attack.
This sad news comes just short of a year of Andre’s mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo death on May 28, 2013 in her Rex, Georgia home.
Our sincere condolences go out to Andre and his family during this difficult time.