Legendary Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy Dies at 42, Hip-Hop Reacts

21 June 2017, 10:27 | Updated: 21 June 2017, 10:48

Rapper Prodigy Dead


Prodigy, one half of legendary New York rap duo Mobb Deep, has sadly passed away at the age of 42.

The rapper was hospitalised in Las Vegas for complications related to sickle cell anaemia days after a Mobb Deep performance in the city and died days later, according to his publicist. 

Prodigy, real name Albert Johnson, had suffered from sickle cell anemia since birth however the exact cause of death has not yet been determined, his publicist Roberta Magrini told Reuters in a statement.

TMZ claim the rapper choked on an egg on Tuesday however it’s not clear whether this contributed to his death.

Following the tragic news, the world of Hip-Hop came together to pay their respects to the Mobb Deep rapper, including Puff Daddy, Nas, Drake and more.



A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) onJun 20, 2017 at 3:06pm PDT


A message for prodigy #RipProdigy

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QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever

A post shared by Nasir Jones (@nas) onJun 20, 2017 at 10:33am PDT

50 Cent revealed he actually left an awards ceremony after hearing the news and then shared a story of the pair together.



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