G-Eazy is mourning the death of his mother, Suzanne Olmsted.
On Wednesday (Nov. 24), the Bay Area rapper used an Instagram post to announce her passing. In the post, which includes several photos of his mother from over the years, Eazy speaks on their relationship.
“The shock still won’t let me accept the feeling that I’ll never get to hug you in person again,” the “These Things Happen Too” artist wrote in part. “My queen, my hero, my everything… my mom. The tears won’t stop. My eyes hurt, my face hurts, my body hurts, everywhere hurts. There’s no safe place to hide and there’s no way to lay, sit, or stand that doesn’t hurt. The pain is enormous. But I know you’re out of yours and that brings me peace. I love you so much.”
In another part of his caption, Eazy explained his mother’s role in his decision to seek treatment for substance abuse.
“As deeply as I was worried about you and your physical health, I didn’t realize the extent of just how worried you were about me until you sent me the hardest letter I’ve ever had to read,” he wrote in another part of the caption. “Going to treatment for alcohol and drugs was my decision but your letter was what ultimately persuaded me.”
“They say the opposite of addiction is connection, and I’d never felt more connected to you than I have in the past months,” G-Eazy wrote in another part of the caption. “Coming home to this wasn’t easy, and nothing will ever be moving forward… but like you would always say, ‘one step at a time and don’t look at the summit’. I love you so much. You loved your two boys more than life itself and we love you the same. Luckily we have each other to hold and to lean on and that’s all that matters. Our hearts are broken, but they are full of love and gratitude for the life you gave us. With us always… we love you mom.”
See G-Eazy’s heartfelt tribute to his mother below.