R&B singer Mario is mourning the passing of his mother Shawntia Hardaway, who recently passed away late last week.
The singer announced his loss via Instagram with an emotional tribute. "Your soul lives forever beside mine! We love you Shawntia Hardaway I love you eternally," he wrote.
Mario and his mother both appeared on the MTV documentary called, "I Won't Love You To Death: The Story Of Mario And His Mom," back in 2007. The documentary detailed Mario's attempts to help his mother fight her drug addiction.
A cause of death has not been released yet.
Our condolences goes to Mario and the family during this time of grief.