Wiz Khalifa is mourning the loss of his sister, Dorien “LaLa” Thomaz, who died of unknown causes at the age of 32.
The Taylor Gang mogul confirmed the sad news on Twitter. “The loss of my sibling has been the hardest thing Ive had to deal with,” tweeted Wiz. “but wiith your prayers and well wishes my family will get though this.”
The loss of my sibling has been the hardest thing Ive had to deal with but wiith your prayers and well wishes my family will get though this
— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) February 24, 2017
Khalifa’s mother Peachie Wimbush was by LaLa’s side at the time of her passing. She honored her daughter with a touching quote from Sally Field’s character M’Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias.
“There was no noise, no tremble, just peace,” she wrote. “Oh God(dess), I realized as a woman how lucky I am. I was there when that wonderful creature drifted into my life and I was there when she drifted out. It was the most precious moment of my life.” Peachie added: “I have seen, heard, and felt every bit of your love.”
Dorien was reportedly assigned male at birth. Through the years, her gender expression was that of a female and her obituary assigned her feminine pronouns.