Kris Jenner remembers late husband

November 25, 2016
Kris Jenner

NEW YORK (AP):

With daughters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian by her side, an emotional Kris Jenner paid tribute to her late ex-husband Robert Kardashian, saying he taught the family about the importance of philanthropy, and that he would be "very proud" of their success.

Robert Kardashian, perhaps best known as one of the lawyers on the successful defence team of OJ Simpson during his murder trial, died in 2003 of esophageal cancer, years before his clan would become famous with the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

 

Cancer research

 

He was posthumously honoured Monday night during the annual Angel Ball, which raises money for cancer research.

Jenner said Kardashian taught her and her children about the need to donate some of their wealth to others.

"He taught me, and them, that no matter what you do in life ... and what you make, you give back, and you do it without saying a word because that's what the Bible said, and we did," she said, through tears.

The family gave a $250,000 cheque to Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, the benefactor of the night's fundraising efforts.

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