Man. Legendary rapper Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest has passed away at the age of 45. There isn’t yet an exact cause of death revealed(UPDATE: Official statement from Phife’s family is below); with that said, Phife — born Malik Taylor November 20th, 1970 in Queens, NYC — has a history of health issues for a while now, including diabetes and a kidney transplant.
Read more on Phife Dawg here. Huge condolences go out to his family, friends and loved ones.
We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, Malik has passed away due to complications resulting from diabetes. Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend. We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family.