Mobb Deep's Prodigy Has Died

Mobb Deep's Prodigy Has Died

Mobb Deep's Prodigy Has Died

"The exact causes of death have yet to be determined".

The artist, whose real name was Albert Johnson, was hospitalized several days ago in Las Vegas due to complications from his sickle cell disease.

News first spread of the rapper's passing from an Instagram post from Nas.

Tributes to the late rapper began to flood social media.

The cause of death is now unknown, but Prodigy, real name Albert Johnson, was battling health issues for many years, mainly sickle cell.

According to TMZ, Prodigy was performing in Las Vegas as part of the "Art of Rap" tour that featured Ice-T and Onyz among others. For now, we send our condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Johnson family and all of Prodigy's friends.

As Mobb Deep, Prodigy and Havoc broke into the rap world with 1993's Juvenile Hell.

A publicist for Mobb Deep confirmed to XXL that he was found unconscious Tuesday morning and later died. He had long suffered from sickle cell anaemia, a condition in which red blood cells contort into a sickle shape and die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells.

In 2000, Prodigy even wrote a song, You Can Never Feel My Pain, about Sickle Cell. Secondly, I take care of my health.

Effie Orfanides has been reporting on celebrity and entertainment news since 2009 with a focus on breaking news, television, and celebrity relationships.

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