G-Eazy (real name Gerald Earl Gillum) took to social media on Wednesday to share a heartbreaking post announcing the death of his mother, Suzanne Olmsted. The rapper has always been very vocal about the love he has for his mother and usually shared a lot of pictures of her on his social media. The cause of Suzanne Olmsted's death is unknown and any further information is also unknown.
The rapper shared a series of throwback pictures of his mother as well as a voice recording of her in which she can be heard saying that she is extremely proud of her son. G-Eazy wrote in his caption, "The shock still won’t let me accept the feeling that I’ll never get to hug you in person again. My queen, my hero, my everything... my mom. The tears won’t stop. My eyes hurt, my face hurts, my body hurts, and everywhere hurts. There’s no safe place to hide, and there’s no way to lie, sit, or stand that doesn’t hurt. The pain is enormous. But I know you’re out of yours, and that brings me peace. "
Through his caption, G-Eazy shared that it was his mother who encouraged him to seek help for his addiction. As he wrote, "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. Going to treatment for alcohol and drugs was my decision, but your letter was what ultimately persuaded me. The power of your plight to survive and protect us against all odds will forever be awe-inspiring. You were the definition of super-human... the context of which I gained gradually throughout my life. What you went through, the pain you endured, and the impossible adversity you faced will stay with me forever, deeply engrained in the fibers of my identity and being. You will always be my biggest inspiration. "
The dutiful son ended the caption with, "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."
In 2017, Suzanne Olmsted spoke with the San Francisco Chronicle about how proud she is of her son, who has achieved so much in the music industry. She said, "I was not a soccer mom. Gerald was such a bundle of energy and had focus from such an early age; it was wonderful. As an artist, to be part of it—to recognize I had this intensely creative son—I felt an obligation to be supportive".
G-Eazy has always been vocal about her love for her mother and addressed her as a "superhero". He told the San Francisco Chronicle, "It’s one of the best feelings in the world to get to take care of her now and buy her a home. And putting a smile on her face. "
Earlier this year, G-Eazy opened up about his love for his mother and shared with Michigan Avenue magazine that they are "very close." The rapper added, "My mom growing up was a superhero in my eyes. And it's one of the best feelings in the world to get to take care of her now, buy her a home, and put a smile on her face. My mom lost her job as a fine arts professor and suffers from chronic pain that's been hard on her career. I made it my mission to take care of her and send her money every month".
G-Eazy further added that his greatest accomplishment in his career is the fact that he can take care of his family and his mother’s comfort means everything to him because she has struggled a lot in her life to take care of him and his brother with the best values.
Suzanne Olmsted, in her San Francisco Chronicle interview, mentioned that she always felt that it was very important to listen to Gerald. She further quoted, "I was not a soccer mom. Gerald was such a bundle of energy and had focus from such an early age; it was wonderful. As an artist, to be part of it—to recognize I had this intensely creative son—I felt an obligation to be supportive. "
We send G-Eazy and his family our deepest condolences!