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Tina Knowles Announces The Death of Beyoncé’s Uncle Butch

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By Favour Adegoke on February 26, 2024 at 11:30 AM EST

Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles, shared the passing of her brother, Rowland Martin Buyince, on Instagram, fondly recalling him as a decorated Air Force veteran and beloved family man. Fans of the singer quickly flooded the comments with condolences, praising Butch's adventurous spirit and impact.

Previously, Beyoncé dedicated her album "Renaissance" to her late uncle Johnny, acknowledging his influence on her music and culture. The mother and daughter duo recently attended a fashion event showcasing support for Solange's son.

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Beyoncé's Uncle Butch Passes On At 77

In a recent Instagram post, Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles, took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news that her brother, Rowland Martin Buyince, affectionately known as Butch, died over the weekend.

In a heartwarming tribute to her brother, Knowles posted a black and white portrait of Butch donning his United States Air Force attire.

In the caption, she fondly remembered Butch as her "handsome big brother," now resting in the embrace of heaven. She expressed deep sorrow over the loss, emphasizing Butch's distinguished career in the Air Force, his love for motorcycles, and a black belt in karate.

The 70-year-old noted Butch's "beautiful green eyes," adding that he was a "great storyteller."

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"He had an incredible wife, Jeanette, and a devoted daughter, Dana, two beautiful grandchildren, Yvette and Roland. He was greatly loved," she added.

Knowles concluded her tribute with a final farewell writing, "Sail on Butch[two red heart emojis] Rowland Martin (Butch) Buyince' June 1946 - Feb 2024 RIP."

Details surrounding his passing remain undisclosed.

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Fans Send Their Condolences To The Knowles Family

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In the comments, messages of sympathy poured in from fans, offering solace to the Knowles family during this difficult time. One commenter expressed heartfelt condolences, writing: "Sending you all my love mama. May your handsome, green-eyed, motorcycle-riding, gifted storyteller, military veteran, black belt, big brother Butch rest in heaven. I love you so much."

Another admirer reflected on Butch's rich life experiences, remarking: "He sounds like a beautiful person that lived a life full of adventure. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers."

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Vanessa Williams, known for her role in "Raising Izzie," extended her deepest sympathies, adding: "Oh oh Ms Tina! Deepest Condolences to you and the entire family! The way you love Avon and support so many! Showering you with comfort and peace that passes all understanding."

"Aww, look at the writing on the picture to his wife, so sweet. My condolences, may he rest in peace," a third user added.

A fourth user chimed in: "Rest Well to your gorgeous big bro.. what a full life he lived…sending you and your family love."

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Beyoncé Dedicates' Renaissance' To Her Late Uncle Johnny


In July of 2022, Beyoncé paid homage to her late family member, affectionately known as "Uncle Johnny," by dedicating her seventh studio album, "Renaissance," to his memory. Knowles previously described Johnny as "more like a brother to me" despite being her nephew.

At the time, the "Run the World" hitmaker expressed gratitude to Uncle Johnny on her website, writing: "A big thank you to my Uncle Johnny. He was my godmother and the first person to expose me to a lot of the music and culture that serve as inspiration for this album."

"Thank you to all of the pioneers who originate culture, to all of the fallen angels whose contributions have gone unrecognized for far too long. This is a celebration for you," she added.

Beyoncé And Tina Knowles At New York Fashion Week

Recently, Beyoncé and her mom were spotted at the Luar RTW Fall 2024 fashion presentation during the New York Fashion Week on February 13.

Beyoncé dazzled in a shimmering silver blazer dress paired with thigh-high boots. Opting for a bold fashion statement, the superstar went shirtless under a sparkling mesh top.

The occasion was not only about fashion but also family support, as the mother-daughter duo cheered on Solange's son, Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr., who graced the runway.

For the fashion outing, Knowles radiated elegance in a sleek black blazer accentuated by long brown leather gloves and adorned with gold accessories, including bangles and a ring. She finished her glamorous look with her brunette locks styled in voluminous curls and a touch of vibrant red lipstick.

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