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American rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep dies at 42

one-half of a popular rap group, Mobb Deep, Prodigy has died at the age of 42.

A statement by his publicist said:

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.

Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. 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.

Aside from his interests in music, he also ventured into Cooking and last year he published a book Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook

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