Less than two months after Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy passed away at just 42-years-old, his cause of death has been revealed.
E! News can confirm the hip-hop star died from accidentally choking. Ahead of his sudden passing, the rapper choked on an egg in the hospital where he was being treated for sickle cell anemia. The investigation to decide whether it was the choking or the symptoms of his disorder—which we’re told he’d been battling for days—that ultimately led to his passing is now complete.
Prodigy was performing in Las Vegas the weekend before his death on the Art of Rap tour with artists Ice-T and Ghostface Killah. We’re told he was hospitalized in the desert city due to complications associated with sickle cell, which can make people more prone to dehydration and a weakened immune system.
Ross Gilmore/Redferns via Getty Images
“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,” his rep said in a statement. “Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis.”
The statement continued, “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.”
Ice-T took to Twitter, writing, “Oh my God…..! I just got the news that Prodigy passed away. I’m speechless.. I was just with him. Devastated.”
Published at Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:44:30 +0000
We’ve already got the Prince of Bel Air, but here comes the King and Queen!
The couple welcomed twins Rumi and Sir just a few weeks ago, and now the family of five will be settling into their newly purchased mansion in Bel Air.
The estate is 30,000 square feet and made up of six structures, with more than 10,000 square feet of outdoor space. Plus, it comes complete with four swimming pools and 11 bathrooms.
With all of that space, how is the couple going to stay secure? The home includes bullet proof windows and a helipad on the roof.
Sounds like a place fit for royalty!
For more details on Jay and Bey’s lavish mansion, check out the E! News clip above!
Don’t miss E! News every weekday at 7 and 11 p.m.
Published at Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:15:00 +0000