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Usher's stepson Kile Glover taken off life support

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Kile Glover dies after boating accident

Usher's 11-year-old stepson, Kile Glover, is dead after an accident on Georgia's Lake Lanier left him brain dead.

Usher stepson Kile Glover brain deadSad, sad news for Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster: Her son, Kile Glover, was taken off life support at an Atlanta-area hospital and passed away peacefully Saturday morning, according to TMZ.

Foster made the difficult decision to take her son off life support after doctors said a full recovery was unlikely. Reports said she made the decision after her medical insurance provider said it wouldn't pay for "a couple of months" on life support. A source told TMZ that Usher — who raised Kile for several years — was very supportive, but didn't offer to pay for bills and Foster didn't ask.

The family hasn't spoken out about Kile's sad passing, but on Friday Foster tweeted a photo of Kile with his brother during happier times. Celebrity pals are sending their sympathy to Foster and the family, though

"Sending my prayers & love to the entire family," Ludacris tweeted.

"God bless this family," actress Niecy Nash wrote.

Kile was declared brain dead over the Independence Day weekend when a Jet Ski — allegedly driven by family friend Jeffrey Hubbard — landed on an inner tube Kile was riding with a friend.

"Basically, a pontoon was pulling two juveniles on an inner tube, and the watercraft ran over the top of them," Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told the New York Daily News after the accident.

Officials are still investigating the accident on Georgia's Lake Lanier, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"One minute the Jet Ski was running around, the next he ran over the top of them — it happened that quickly," Burgamy added. "It appears the watercraft did strike both juveniles, with the male taking the brunt of the force."

So, so sad.

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