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Mobb Deep Rapper Prodigy's Official Cause Of Death Revealed

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Gone too soon…

As we reported, in June, Prodigy died at a Las Vegas hospital where he was getting treatment for sickle cell anemia. Although he battled the illness his entire life, his condition became worse while performing in extreme Nevada heat.

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According to TMZ, on Thursday, the Clark County Medical Examiner listed the musician's official cause of death as accidental choking.

Multiple sources say the New York-native choked on an egg while at the hospital on June 20.

Prodigy was performing on the Art of Rap tour alongside Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T.

He was 42.

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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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