Prodigy of Mobb Deep Remembered

Tuesday news broke that Prodigy of the rap group Mobb Deep passed away after a short stay in a Las Vegas hospital. The rapper was 42-years-old.

While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, Prodigy has battled sickle cell anemia for most of his life.

@raekwon @prodigymobbdeep @realghostfacekillah @mobbdeephavoc @nas

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Prior to Prodigy’s hospitalization, he was in Las Vegas to perform at the Art of Rap Tour with group member Havoc, Ghostface Killah, KRS-One, Onyx and more.

“Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis,” the rapper’s publicist wrote in a statement to rap publication XXL. “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.”

News of the rapper’s death shocked the hip-hop community. Celebrities and fans took to social media to share memories and show love to the late rapper.

🙏🏾 QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever

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Don't want to believe he's gone. Omg. RIP @prodigymobbdeep #QueensFinest

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You had us stuck off the realness. Rest In Peace OG.

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