Written by Staff Writer at CNN
Nick Cannon is mourning the loss of his youngest child to a brain tumor. The 41-year-old R&B musician, who was previously engaged to former model Nicole Murphy and has a 10-year-old daughter with comedian Mariah Carey, is now asking people to pray for his other three children.
Mason Mariah Cannon died on Tuesday, according to Cannon’s Instagram account. Cannon offered a brief, sincere statement.
“I would like to thank my family, friends, fans and fans all over the world for their support at this time,” Cannon said in the post. “Mason was surrounded by love and we are grateful to God for giving us the opportunity to spend our last moments with him. We love you all and thank you for respecting our privacy.”
CNN has reached out to Cannon’s rep for comment.
The Xscape songstress, 46, announced her pregnancy for the first time at the end of 2016. She gave birth to a baby girl named Moroccan Scott Cannon at the end of February.
Cannon and Murphy dated for 13 years until their divorce in 2010. The former couple have three other children together.
CNN’s David Goldman contributed to this report.