Usher’s stepson dies two weeks after jet-ski accident

Usher’s stepson dies two weeks after jet-ski accident

Atlanta : GA : USA | Jul 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM PDT
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Usher's Stepson Kyle Glover Declared Brain Dead After Lake Accident

The stepson of world-famous pop singer Usher has passed away two weeks after a deadly jet-ski accident. 11-year-old Kile Glover, who suffered major brain injury on July 6, died after being taken off life support in an Atlanta-area hospital Saturday morning.

According to sources, Glover died more than a week after he was pronounced brain dead. Shortly after being taken off life support, his heart stopped. Willie A. Watkins funeral home in Atlanta confirmed it was conducting funeral arrangements for Glover. He was the son of Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Foster.

Kile Glover suffered a serious head injury, which resulted from blunt trauma to the head after he was hit by a jet-ski while floating in an inner tube on Atlanta's Lake Lanier on July 6. He was airlifted to the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston pediatric hospital and was declared brain dead last week.

Regarding major brain injuries and the prospect of survival thereafter, MTV News reported neurologist Dr. Brent Masel, national director of the Brain Injury Association of America and medical director of the Transitional Learning Center of Galveston, Texas, as saying, “There is no one that has been declared brain dead that has survived to being functional.”

"They will not get better,” he said, several days before Kile Glover was pronounced brain dead.

According to news reports, Glover and a second victim, a 15-year-old girl, were hit by the jet-ski. The girl suffered a cut on the head and a broken arm, while Glover took the brunt of the trauma to his head.

The man driving the jet-ski was soon identified as 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Hubbard, a family friend. The police determined that no drugs were involved and no charges have been filed. However, the case is still under investigation.

Before the fatal accident, Grammy-winning artist Usher had been in a legal battle with his ex-wife over the custody of their two sons. Usher, whose full name is Usher Raymond, gained immense success in the late 90s with album My Way and went on to release the 2004 album "Confessions" that made him a superstar.

After the news of the death of Usher’s stepson became known late Saturday, condolences flooded social media sites including tweets from Justin Bieber, singer Toni Braxton and singer Eric Benet, among many others.

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