Beyoncé's Uncle Butch Dead at 77, Tina Knowles Pays Tribute: 'I Will Miss Him So Much'

Beyoncé's mom shared news on Instagram.

In a somber announcement on social media, Tina Knowles revealed that her brother, Rowland Martin Buyince, affectionately known as Butch, had died. He was 77. 

In an Instagram post shared with her four million followers, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles' mom fondly remembered her brother, describing him as an Air Force man with a love for motorcycles and a talent for storytelling. She posted a black-and-white military photo of her late sibling alongside a heartfelt message.

"My Beautiful big brother Butch went to be with God this weekend. I will miss him so much ! He was a career Airforce man. He loved riding motorcycles, was a black belt in karate and had the most beautiful green eyes and good looks," Tina reminisced, highlighting the multifaceted nature of her brother's character. She also emphasized his deep connection with his family, including his wife, Jeanette, daughter Dana, and grandchildren Yvette and Roland.

Tina concluded her message, writing, "Sail on Butch❤️❤️Rowland Martin (Butch) Buyince’ June 1946 – Feb 2024 RIP."

The news of Butch's passing comes shortly after a family outing at the Luar fashion show in New York, where Tina, accompanied by daughters Beyoncé and Solange, witnessed her grandson, Daniel "Julez" Smith Jr., walk the runway. 

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Beyoncé, who recently released new country songs, sported an embellished cowboy hat in line with her musical evolution, while Solange radiated pride as she watched her son model the latest collection.

Following the show, Solange took to Instagram to share her joy, posting several images of her son's runway debut on her Instagram Story. Equally proud of her grandson's achievement, Tina captured the moment with endless photos, expressing her admiration for the designs and her grandson's performance.

Amid the family's celebrations and achievements, Beyoncé announced the forthcoming release of the second act of her critically acclaimed Renaissance album, dedicated to her late uncle, Johnny, who died when the singer was 17.


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