Louis Farrakhan Jr., son of Minister Louis Farrakhan, passed away Saturday, June 2, at age 60.
The eldest son of Farrakhan, 85, and his wife, Khadijah Farrakhan, The Nation of Islam confirmed his passing and released an official statement.
“The Nation of Islam, with deep sadness, announces the passing of Brother Louis Farrakhan, Jr., the eldest son of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Mother Khadijah Farrakhan. The family was aware of a previous heart condition and it appears that Louis, Jr., passed peacefully in his sleep at the family home in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 60 years old.”
“We extend our love, support and prayers to the Farrakhan family, the family and children of Louis, Jr., the entire Nation of Islam and to all who knew and loved our dear brother.”
“We will provide details about his funeral, janazah service, as information becomes available.”
You can read the full statement below.
Official Statement on the Passing of Louis Farrakhan, Jr., Eldest Son of The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and Mother Khadijah Farrakhan. pic.twitter.com/3Gf6cdjbkp
— The Nation of Islam (@OfficialNOI) June 2, 2018
Farrakhan Jr. leaves behind his wife, Lesil Farrakhan, and their five children.
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