Drake Mourning Uncle’s Death

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July 15, 2011 | 2:25pm EST

Canadian rapper Drake has cancelled a concert in Florida this weekend to mourn the loss of an uncle.
The Best I Ever Had hitmaker was set to perform in Orlando on Saturday, but pulled out of the show on Friday to be with his family.

His representative tells TMZ.com, “We regret to announce that Drake will not be able to take the stage at Universal Orlando Resort due to a death in the family.

“He hopes that his fans understand the situation he finds himself in and know that he fully intends to return to the area in the future. He thanks Universal Orlando Resort and his fans for their continued support.”

This isn’t the first time Drake has scrapped a show during a time of family emergency – last summer, he axed a number of European dates to be by his mother’s side while she underwent surgery for a mystery illness.