Prodigy, the rapper who made up half the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep alongside Havoc, died at age 42 on June 20, and according to TMZ, his death has been confirmed to be caused by accidental choking at a Las Vegas Hospital.
The 42-year-old hip-hop star, who had battled sickle-cell anemia his entire life, was admitted to the hospital after a flare-up during a Vegas performance. The Las Vegas heat — which reached up to 110 degrees during that time — worsened his condition, leading him to leave a fan meet-and-greet early for the hospital, where he stayed for several days before 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,” a statement from a Mobb Deep read back in June. “We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family’s privacy at this time.”
Source – Billboard