Prodigy of Mobb Deep has passed away at age 42.
Prodigy, a member of the legendary Hip Hop group Mobb Deep, has died. He was just 42 years old. According to TMZ, an exact cause of death is not known at this time.
Prodigy, whose given name is Albert Johnson, was in Las Vegas over this past weekend. He was performing as part of the “Art of Rap” tour with other notable names, such as Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T. Prodigy took the stage on Saturday night and appeared to be just fine.
Over the past few years, Prodigy has battled various health issues, including sickle cell.
Mobb Deep’s publicist released the following statement:
For his entire career, Prodigy was a master wordsmith, handling the lyrical heft for Mobb Deep while Havoc paved the way as one of New York’s premier producers. Now we will forever mourn the loss of one of the greatest rappers of all time.
We send our condolences to Prodigy’s family, friends and colleagues.