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Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy Dead After Being Hospitalized For Sickle Cell Anemia Crisis

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Prodigy, best known as one-half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas at the age of 42.

According to TMZ, the rapper, born Albert Johnson, was hospitalized a few days ago in Vegas after performing on the Art of Rap tour alongside his longtime bandmate Havoc.

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Johnson's publicist told the outlet he was taken to the hospital Saturday night "for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis," adding:

"As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth."

Prodigy and Havoc formed Mobb Depp in the early ‘90s. They were performing in Vegas with a lineup including Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T.

Prodigy's exact cause of death has not yet been determined.

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