Andre 3000*Less than a year after losing his mother, Andre 3000 of the rap group Outkast is mourning the passing of his father.

A spokesperson for the duo confirmed that the rapper’s father, Lawrence Walker, died Thursday morning from a heart attack. According to reports, he was chopping wood for his fireplace outside of his Atlanta home when he was stricken.

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Lawrence Walker

Andre 3000’s mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, died in May 2013 at her home in Clayton County.