Precious Harris Dies; Sister of T.I. Was 66
Precious Harris, the older sister of rapper and VH1 reality show star T.I., died on Friday of injuries she sustained in a car accident several days prior.
She was 66 years old.
According to TMZ and other outlets, Harris was involved in an awful wreck in Atlanta last week — and the news of her tragic passing was shared yesterday by her daughter.
This is what she wrote as confirmation:
“From my best friend on earth to My beautiful angel in heaven.
“I love you so much. I’m so heartbroken but the way you looked so @ peace this past week has confirmed that you are resting… no more asthma attacks… damn but baby I am going to miss you.”
Harris has reportedly been on life support ever since the crash.
She never regained consciousness.
T.I. and his wife, Tiny Harris, are devastated by Precious’s passing, numerous insider say.
The family, whose lfe has been chronicled on the series T.I. of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, is extremely close.
Harris leaves behind three children: Kayama Chapman, Avis Chapman-Reese and Kareem “Plug” Chapman.
The latter went on to memorialize his mother in his own touching tribute, writing on Instagram:
“I got to spend 38 amazing years with this Angel but today my Mom made her transition to be with the Lord.
“Cherish your time yall as my mom @preciousharris1913 did! She danced, she loved and most importantly she LIVED.
“Im gone miss the s— out of this woman! Pray for our family, myself @kamayadaplug@troubleman31 @the.leading.man.”
T.I. himself has not yet spoken on this tragedy, but the rapper (born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.) shared a photo that appeared to show Harris standing in front of a life-size image of the star just days before her death.
It seems to have been his way of acknowledging her time was near.
“I Love You Sis,” T.I. wrote, adding a red heart emoji. “We can’t thank you enough. #MyBiggestFan.”
The Harris family chose to halt production last week for season 2 of “Friends & Family Hustle” after learning of the 66-year-old’s car crash.
T.I. was reportedly waiting for his sister to pull through to continue filming.
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, meanwhile, was a legacy show for VH1, airing for six seasons and becoming the first VH1 series to hit the 100-episode milestone.
The program concluded after Tameka Harris filed for divorce.
She and T.I. later reconciled, and the new stage in their relationship is at the heart of the current show.
T.I. has now posted the following on social media…
We ALL Love You, Miss you, & Appreciate you for your love,service,& lifetime dedication to US!!! And while We’re ALL Happy to see you get your well deserved wings of eternal peace… free from pain, worries, & anguish…
But Still WE ALL REALLY HATE TO SEE YOU GO!!!
Don’t even trip about US tho sis… you spent your entire life making sure WE was straight… Now we owe you to NOT be selfishly consumed by our pain,but to be HAPPY for you claim your peaceful place in paradise.
You earned it sis. We’ll be miserable for a while for missing your physical presence, but your lessons of love,words of wisdom & historical memories WILL NEVER DIE!!! Tell Pops me and Bryce said Whattup.
Y’all save us a spot… until then… farewell Big Sis.
May Precious Harris rest in peace.