Kanye Wests mom, Donda West, passed away at the age of 58 Saturday night in Los Angeles. She was a former English professor at Chicago State University, her sons manager and the chairwoman of the Kanye West Foundation. A spokesman for Kanye said, The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief. The cause of death has not yet been released. May she rest in peace. My condolences to Kanye and his family.