Our hearts go out to Tameka Foster and Usher.
The singer’s 11-year-old stepson, Kile Glover, died Saturday morning after he was taken off life support, TMZ reports. It was determined he would not recover from the injuries he suffered after a July 6 boating accident. Tameka struggled greatly with the decision to take her son off life support, and on Friday, she tweeted the above photo of her son.
Reportedly, Kile was declared brain dead after being struck in the head by a jet ski while riding an inner tube on Lake Lanier, in Atlanta, GA. According to ABC News, 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Hubbard, a friend of the family, was operating the jet ski and is currently under investigation.
Kile was riding with an unidentified 15-year-old girl at the time of the accident. Both were airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, and Kile was registered with no brain activity. The girl suffered a broken arm and cut on her head.
At the time of the accident, Usher and Tameka were in a bitter custody battle over their sons Usher Raymond V, 4, and Naviyd, 3. However, the divorced couple put their differences aside to support each other during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences go out to the Foster-Raymond family.