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Andre 3000 is mourning the loss of his father today as Lawrence Walker succumbed to a heart attack yesterday (February 12). There has been some details released regarding the death of Mr. Walker, although no one from the Outkast rapper’s camp has made an official statement.

Hip-Hop Wired was able to confirm via a spokesman that Mr. Walker did indeed pass away. Naturally, the family has elected to wait before rushing to provide more information.

Two websites both reported that the details are “sketchy” regarding Mr. Walker’s death, with Funky Dineva reporting that Andre 3000’s father was chopping wood outside his home for warmth as much of the Atlanta region is suffering power outages from a ice storm. A quick scan of newspapers did not immediately reveal more details or an official news announcement so the power outage angle is all speculation at this point.

The news of the loss is especially staggering, considering Andre 3000 lost his mother, Sharon Benjamin Hodo, last May just a day after his 38th birthday.

We offer our condolences to Andre 3000 and his entire family during this tough time.

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