Thirteen days after his brain stopped working, 11-year-old Kile Glover, was taken off life support on Saturday.
The stepson of singer Usher Raymond and biological child of Tameka Foster Raymond was injured in a Jet Ski accident on July 6.
While the family was agonizing over the decision, they released this statement a few weeks ago: “We know God’s in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time. We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it’s the best way we can all support him now.”
When news spread about the precious child’s death, celebrity friends expressed their sorrow on Twitter:
Justin Beiber: “RIP KILE”
Russell Simmons: “I am sending out every prayer I got to Tameka, Ryan, Usher and their family…”
Lil’ Kim: “:( My condolences & support go out to @TamekaRaymond @UsherRaymondIV #RIPKile”
Shaunie O’Neal: “My God bless @TamekaRaymond and her entire family. RIPKile”
Kim Zolciak-Biermann: “Prayers to Tameka Raymond and family. NO mother should have to bury their child. Such a sad situation.”
Meek Mill:”RIP Kile. Usher’s 11-years old Stepson. RT for respect.”
Eric Benet: “Sending my deepest condolences to Usher and Tameka Raymond..and to family and friends of Kile Glover #RIPKile”
MC Hammer: “Tameka, Usher and Family we send Prayers to mend hearts and bring comfort as Kile spreads his Eternal Wings and Soars thru the Heavens.”
Our condolences go out to Tameka and Usher for their loss.