Leyah Amore Harris is a renowned figure in the American entertainment industry, but not for such happy reasons. She was the daughter of the talented singer-songwriter cum television personality, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris.

Unfortunately, life was pretty unfair for her since she died only a few hours after her birth. Her demise happened through a complicated pregnancy, which left her mother, Tiny, and her rapper husband T.I Cottle quite distraught and shocked. So, today we bring you close to the details regarding the birth, parentage, and the shocking death of Leyah Amore Harris.

Leyah Amore Harris: First Daughter of Tiny Harris

Leyah Amore Harris might no longer be breathing in this world following her unfortunate demise, but millions of people do know about her. Courtesy of her rich parentage, as the daughter of two of music’s hot sensations, Tiny Harris and T.I Harris, a lot of audiences around the world knew about her tragic life, which ended within hours.

Likewise, the late Amore Harris wasn’t the only child of her singer mother, Harris, as she is a mother of four. In fact, three of them were with her current husband, T.I. Getting more into her parents’ love life, they started dating in 2001, and eventually, things got very serious. As time passed by, they welcomed two sons together named King Harris on August 25, 2004, and Major Philant Harris on May 16, 2008.

Leyah Amore Harris's family pose for a picture.
Leyah Amore Harris’s parents T.I Harris and Tiny Harris have two other children together. Source: Madamenoire

While Temeka Cottle and her husband couldn’t raise Leyah Amore Harris following her tragic death, the singer had an older daughter, Zonnique, from her past relationship with her former boyfriend, Zonnie ‘Zeboe’ Pullins. Besides Zonnique, Leyah has three other half-siblings named Messiah HarrisDomani Harris, and Deyhaj Harris. from her father’s past affair.

Leyah Amore Harris Died Within A Few Hours

Life was pretty unfair in the case of Temeka Harris’s little angel, Leyah Amore since she failed to even see the sun for a day. It is quite tragic even to talk about how the stillborn baby couldn’t live with her popular celebrity boyfriend. The main reason behind her death was a complicated pregnancy as she was born within six months of Tiny’s pregnancy when the normal time is actually nine months. If the celebrity daughter was still alive today she would have turned 16 years old.

Leyah Amore Harris's parents pose a picture together.
Leyah Amore Harris’s parents T.I Harris and Tameka Cottle married in 2010. Source: Page Six

Moreover, the star’s mother, Tameka, spoke about the saddening event shortly after, where she said that her stillborn baby was placed in a ‘little basket wrapped around a blanket.’ The distraught mother never wanted to let her daughter go away from her, but sadly destiny had other plans.

After Leyah’s death, she caught the attention of the media and the public, mainly due to her popular celebrity parents. Consequently, a lot of people, friends, and strangers came to attend her funeral shortly after.

Leyah Amore Harris’s Funeral

The funeral of Leyah was an incredibly emotional occasion, with her parents, siblings, and relatives in attendance. Throughout the day, Tameka Cottle, Leyah’s mother, held her close, unwilling to let go. Even now, on holidays and special occasions, Cottle visits Leyah’s graveside to ensure that her memory is kept alive.

Both Tameka Cottle and T.I. were deeply impacted by the loss of their baby girl. They openly expressed their pain and grief in interviews and channeled their emotions into their music. Tameka held onto Leyah’s belongings as a way to keep her close, while sadness lingered within her heart for quite some time. T.I., on the other hand, felt a mixture of numbness and anger towards himself for not being there for Cottle during this challenging period. He poured his soul into a song titled “No Mercy,” where he not only mentioned Leyah but also sought forgiveness from God.

The memory of Leyah holds an irreplaceable place in the lives of her parents. They find comfort in remembering her through various personal rituals that bring solace during difficult moments.

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