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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Rapper Prodigy performs during the 2012 Rock the Bells Festival press conference and Fan Appreciation Party on at Santos Party House on June 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

TMZ is reporting that Mobb Deep‘s Prodigy has passed away at 42 years of age. 

The group Mobb Deep, consisting of Havoc and Prodigy, performed on Saturday Night during the “Art Of Rap” tour.

In the past, Prodigy has battled health issues, and TMZ notes that one of those main battles was suffering from sickle cell. NAS has already posted this photo on his Instagram, commemorating the icon.

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Noted by XXL, Prodigy was a “master wordsmith,” that handled all the lyrical weight of the group Mobb Deep. The publicist for the group confirmed to XXL that he was found unconscious this morning and had passed on.


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