Rapper Flavor Flav rang in the new year on a sombre note by mourning the death of his mother.

Anna Drayton passed away on New Year's Eve (31Dec13).

Details surrounding her death have yet to be released, but the Public Enemy star confirmed the sad news on Twitter.com on Tuesday (31Dec13), writing, "Hey everybody I just lost my mother Anna Drayton thismorning newyears (sic) eve she passed away and I'm gonna miss her. She lived good a good life".

He added, "Thank you to everyone that's sending me blessings about my Momz ,,, (sic) I appreaceate (sic) you all of you so much from me and my family Flavor Flav".

R&B group Full Force added their condolences on Facebook.com, writing, "On behalf of Full Force,we would like to send prayers of condolences to our good friend William Drayton aka Flavor Flav & his family on the passing of his beloved mother Anna who passed on New Years Eve.

"She was a wonderful & sweet person who is now up in heaven wearing Gods wings. A few weeks ago we were in the studio working on something special with Flav. He is a great guy & great son. God stay with u boyyyeeee (sic),we love you !!!"

Public Enemy also commented on the news on Facebook.com: "Rest In Peace Anna Drayton, mother of Flavor Flav, who sadly passed away last night. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers."