Kelly rowland mum
Kelly Rowland and her mother Doris Rowland GarrisonInstagram

The mother of former Destiny's child singer Kelly Rowland has tragically passed away, it was reported on Wednesday (3 December).

According to multiple US outlets, Doris Rowland Garrison died earlier this week after battling a mystery illness.

Although the Dirty Laundry hitmaker has yet to release an official statement, friends of Garrison have already taken to social media to pay tribute and offer their condolences.

Her death comes weeks after Rowland welcomed her first child with husband and manager Tim Witherspoon. The couple, who tied the knot in a secret ceremony in May, welcomed a baby boy by the name of Titan Jewell Witherspoon.

"We are thrilled to announce that today we are the proud parents of our first son,' Rowland told People magazine at the time. "We are blessed to report everyone is healthy and happy!"