Usher's ex-stepson dies 2 weeks after Lake Lanier accident

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(AP) - The former stepson of the Grammy award-winning hip-hop artist Usher has died, two weeks after the child was critically injured in a boating accident.

Willie A. Watkins funeral home in Atlanta confirmed Saturday it was handling funeral arrangements for 11-year-old Kirk Glover. Glover was the son of Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster.

Glover died Saturday morning at an Atlanta area hospital.

The boy was run over July 6 by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He had been hospitalized with a major brain injury. Lake Lanier is about 40 miles northeast of Atlanta. Authorities said the accident continues under investigation.

Before the accident, Usher, whose full name is Usher Raymond, had been in a legal battle with his ex-wife arising from a custody fight over their two sons.

Condolences flooded social media sites late Saturday.

Usher, one of the top-selling singers and songwriters, has won numerous Grammy awards. He first gained acclaim in the late 90s with albums such as My Way and went on to release the 10-million-plus selling 2004 album Confessions that firmly established him as a superstar, among several others including Raymond v. Raymond in 2010.


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