So Sad, Usher Pays Touching Tribute To Deceased Stepson w/Ex-Wife For His B-Day

Posted On : March 30, 2017

Usher (38) took to social media Wednesday evening to pay a touching tribute to his stepson, who was sadly killed at the age of just 11 years old…

Throwback photo of Usher with stepson, Kile Glover, and then wife Tameka Foster
Throwback photo of Usher with stepson, Kile Glover, and then wife Tameka Foster

Details Of The Death Of Usher’s Stepson, Kile

Many of you may recall that tragic time in the lives of Usher and his ex-wife/mother of his two sons, Tameka Foster (46). Tameka’s son, Kile Glover, died during a family vacation on Lake Lanier (northeast of Atlanta, Ga.).

The year was 2012 and Kile was enjoying his vacation with his father, Ryan Glover, his stepmother (Kyle’s wife), and friends. Kile and another 15 year old male child were floating in an inner tube when Kile’s dad’s close friend, Jeffrey Hubbard, accidentally struck them while flying by on a jet ski.

Although Kile’s father immediately rushed to rescue the children out of the water within a split second, Kile never regained consciousness and passed away six days later in the hospital. The other child was in serious condition at that time, but as far as we know, he recovered.

Usher’s Tribute To Stepson

Kile’s death severely impacted Usher and Tameka. Although the couple were divorced by then, Usher was like a second father to Kile, having been in his life since he was very young and maintaining that close bond after the divorce. Usher immediately rushed to Tameka’s side at the time, and now he has taken to Instagram to celebrate Kile on his 16th birthday (March 29, 2017). See what he posted below:

Tameka Foster’s Tribute To Her Deceased Son, Kile

Tameka Foster also posted several tributes to honor her beloved son.The day before Kile’s birthday, she posted this…

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On the day of what would have been her baby’s sweet 16, Tameka shared these messages for her son, herself, and for any mother who has lost their baby…

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Usher Granted Full Custody Of Kids After Kile’s Death

At the time of Kile’s passing, Usher and Tameka were in the middle of a highly publicized bitter custody battle for their two sons, Usher Raymond V (9) and Naviyd (8). Soon after the death of Kile, the judge granted Usher full custody of their little ones. Tameka was hurt by the judgement, but in an end to a grueling, painful court battle- both of them cried on the stand- Usher consoled Tameka after the judgement was read…

Usher consoling Tameka in court after judge grants him full custody of their two sons
Usher consoling Tameka after judge grants him full custody of their two sons (via MailOnline)

Here’s What Happened To The Man Who Accidentally Killed Kile

Jeffrey Hubbard, the close friend of Kyle’s father, Ryan Glover, was sentenced to four years (much less than the maximum allowable sentence of more than 20 years). A grand jury convicted him of five charges -homicide by vessel, serious injury by vessel, reckless operation, unlawful operation of personal watercraft and boat traffic violation.

Jeffrey Hubbard- The friend of Kile's father
Jeffrey Hubbard- The friend of Kile’s father (via MailOnline)

Ryan’s wife (Kile’s stepmom) cried on the stand as she testified, during the trial, that Jeffrey “was just zooming back and forth, yelling with no hands standing on the jet ski. Just really crazy and erratic,’ she said.

Tameka told this to WSB-TV shortly after Jeffrey Hubbard’s indictment:

“At the end of the day, I know he didn’t do it on purpose. […] He could’ve only loved Kile.”

As Tameka Foster, Ryan Glover, Usher Raymond, and the rest of Kile’s siblings and family continue to push through their pain each day, we send our continued condolences and positive energy their way. Rest on Kile Glover.

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