Usher’s father, Usher Raymond III, passed away at an Atlanta hospital on January 18th. I originally spotted this over at UsherForever.com and decided to do some digging myself. It appears that the news is true and that the funeral will be held at the Taylor Funeral Home chapel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
There have been no reports on the cause of death as of this time. It is well known that Usher’s father left when he was young and his mother raised him alone. Reportedly, Usher didn’t really have a relationship with his father but I’m sure that the news is still hard for him to take. I send out my sincere condolences to he and his family. (Source)