Prodigy, rapper of Mobb Deep fame has died at the age of 42. He was born Albert Johnson on Nov. 2, 1974, in Hempstead, New York.
The Gardian quotes his publicist, Roberta Magrini,:
“It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep. Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth. The exact causes of death have yet to be determined. We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”
The late artist and his partner, Havoc (Mobb Deep) sold more than 3 million records during their 25 years of existence. Their three most memorable albums are — “The Infamous” 1995; “Hell on Earth”, 1996; and “Murda Muzik”, from 1999. His death which happened on the eve of the 2017 Music day is a great loss to the rap world and the music world as a whole.
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