Rapper Prodigy From Famed Rap Duo Mobb Deep Has Died At Age 42
Rapper Albert Johnson better known as Prodigy, one half of the 90s rap duo Mobb Deep, has passed away in Las Vegas at age 42. According to XXL magazine Johnson was found unconscious this morning and it’s believed he died due to complications to sickle cell anemia.
Here’s a statement from Prodigy’s publicist regarding his death.
“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.”
This a pretty big bummer for me. I grew up listening to Mobb Deep in high school and probably still have a copy of “The Infamous” somewhere in my house. RIP.