Packer star suffers loss

The mother of Packers star Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila was killed in a car accident the same day the defensive end became a father.<p> Bola Tito Anjorin Gbaja-Biamila, 53, was killed Sunday night in Los Angeles when her car struck a tree. She was returning home from helping a friend when the accident occurred.<P>

"She's going to be dearly missed," Gbaja-Biamila said from the family's home in south-central Los Angeles. "She was always trying to help somebody and that's what she was doing when she died."

The accident occurred the same day that Gbaja-Biamila's wife, Eileen, gave birth to the couple's first child. The baby, a boy they named Abdul Rasheed, was born in the wee hours of the morning before the Packers played the Bears.

Gbaja-Biamila was excused from practice and went to his family's home. Funeral services were set for Tuesday in Inglewood, Calif.

"She was a servant to people," Gbaja-Biamila said of his mother. "She was Christian and my father (Mustapha) is Muslim. Both have a value system based on helping others. My dad told her 'You've got to get some rest," and she said, "I've got to go help.' "

The accident occurred near the home where the Nigerian-born couple raised their seven children, including Kabeer and his twin sister Kubrat.


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