Usher's Stepson Kile Glover Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support
Usher's stepson Kile Glover died on Saturday (21 July) after his parents agreed to take him off life support, 21 days after he lost consciousness following a jet-ski accident on Lake Lanier in Georgia.
It was obviously a shattering decision for Usher and his ex-wife Tameka Foster to make, who're both said to be devastated.
The 11-year-old was declared brain dead by doctors after he was knocked out when an inflatable raft he was playing on collided with a watercraft driven by a family friend.
Kile and a 15-year-old girl were airlifted to the children's healthcare unit at Atlanta's Egleston Pediatric Hospital. The girl reportedly suffered a cut to the head and a broken arm, while Kile took the brunt of the trauma to his head and slipped into a coma.
Tameka and other family members and friends took to Twitter following the tragic accident to ask fans and followers to pray for Kile.
His mother wrote, "We know God's in control, and (we) 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."
She also posted this pic of Kile with his younger brother.
Local authorities launched an investigation into the incident and the jet-ski driver has been identified as family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard. No charges have been filed.
Meanwhile, tributes started pouring in for Kile, particularly from the music industry. Justin Bieber tweeted, "RIP Kile", while hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, wrote: "I am sending every prayer I got to Tameka, Ryan, Usher and their family."