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Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Benzino was struck with a major loss in his family this past Friday. The rapper and The Source magazine owner took to Instagram to announce that his mother, Mary Anna Scott, had passed away and he was completely devastated about it.

God knows I have been through alot in my life, BUT EVERY INCH OF GOOD, KINDNESS AND LOVE IN MY SOUL IS BECAUSE OF THIS WOMAN, A BIG PART OF ME IS LOST NOW AND I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME, MA WORDS CANT EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR YOU.I WILL MISS EVERY BREATHING MOMENT, I DON’T KNOW HOW I WILL CONTINUE KNOWING YOU ARE NOT HERE. Im lost,” he captioned a photo split photo featuring him and his mother today, as well as a solitary shot of Mary.

Scores of Benzino fans, including best friend Stevie J.., expressed their love and support for Zino during this difficult time.

Be strong @iambenzino I love you big Bro,” Stevie J. posted to IG, before reposting Benzino’s collaged photo of his mother with the captions “Rest In Peace #MommaZino

By the end of the weekend, the Atlanta star took to IG one last time  to convey his gratitude.

I would like to personally thank each and every last one of you for your kind words, prayers and comforting thoughts about my MOTHER 'MARY ANN SCOTT' as I go through this very difficult time, IT TRULY HELPS AND I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL. I LOVE ALL OF YOU.” Benzino included a text post that read, “ ALL THAT I AM, OR HOPE TO BE, I OWE TO MY ANGEL MOTHER.”

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We send our sincere condolences to Benzino and his family at this time.

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