The coroner has ruled on what caused Prodigy's death
Prodigy of Mobb Deep passed away in Las Vegas on June 20th, and the coroner has finally ruled on what caused his death.
According to TMZ, the Clark County Medical Examiner has ruled, saying that the rap legend died by accidental choking. The gossip mag claims that the rapper choked on an egg while in the hospital receiving treatment for sickle cell anemia.
An Established Legend
Prodigy rose to fame as a member of Mobb Deep. The duo from the Queensbridge Houses brought a starker, grittier sound to hip-hop. Their paranoid and dark sound had a huge market; with their all-time classic album The Infamous, the group sold over 3 million albums over the course of their career.
One Final Performance
Prodigy battled with sickle cell anemia for all of his life. A performance in Las Vegas’ oppressive heat this June exacerbated his condition. He checked in to the hospital following a performance and died a few days after that.
Watch the Clip
Watch the final performance of “Shook Ones Pt. II” up top.