Sad news to report: Kile Glover, the 11-year-old son of Tameka Raymond and stepson of Usher, has died after his family decided to take him off life support 14 days following the tragic jet ski accident that critically injured him and left him brain dead.
When doctors determined his injuries were too severe to overcome, Kile — whose biological father is Atlanta businessman Ryan Glover — was reportedly taken off life support Saturday morning (Jul 21) and died a short time later of heart failure.
Usher, who has two songs with Tameka — Usher V and Naviyd — has been a source of comfort for his ex wife ever since Kile’s tragic July 7th accident, in which the 11-year-old and a 15-year-old female friend were both struck in the head by a jet ski while they were inner tubing on Lake Lanier in Georgia.
The man driving the jet ski has been identified as 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Hubbard, a family friend, who was part of the same group with Kile and the girl. At this time the police have determined that no drugs or alcohol were involved, and no charges have been filed.
Several of Usher and Tameka’s Atlanta friends were the first to respond to Kile’s death, and shared their condolences on Twitter:
Kim Zolciak (“Real Housewives of Atlanta”): Prayers to Tameka Raymond and family. NO mother should have to bury their child. Such a sad situation.
Frank Ski (Atlanta radio personality): Crying! I will miss you Kyle! Trying to be strong for my foundation trip today. Sometimes life is so unfair.
Valeisha Butterfield (wife of NBA player Dahntay Jones): Completely heartbroken. Fly angel fly. Our prayers are with the entire Glover family. Love you @TamekaRaymond.
DJ Gregg Street (ATL radio): Lil RG is an angel now, Ryan, Tameka, Usher, and the whole Glover family we gotta make him proud.