Saigon was supposed to be at the AllHipHop Social Lounge Saturday, but the rapper cancelled the speaking engagement to allow himself to be with his ailing mother, who died yesterday.
According to the rapper, who made the announcement by way of Twitter, she died on about 1 pm in the afternoon.
"I wanna thank everyone for all of your kind words and prayers!! My mother went to heaven today around 1 P.M," he said. "I've been through alot hardships in my short life, but this is the most devastating thing I've ever ever had to endure!!"
The details of the death have not been revealed, but she went into the Intensive Care Unit of a New York-area hospital. Saigon graciously thanked the responses he received from his fans and supporters.
"Thanks everybody!!! My Mom is looking over all of you.. Its just the kinda person she was and the angel she is now!!! Thank You All," he said, also acknowledging some personal irony.
"What A Life.... I lose my mother yesterday and today is my first child's first birthday.... Happy Birthday Rayne Dior.... My baby is 1..Wow," he said.
AllHipHop offers condolences to Saigon and his family.