Hip Hop Celebs That Died Too Young

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Where the rock stars of the 60’s and 70’s frequently died of alcohol and drug problems, rap has hosted its own share of unique threats. Here are 8 celebrities from the hip hop world who died far too young.

Tupac Shakur


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We don’t need to go over this one too much. We all know that Tupac was one of the best writers hip hop has scene, and we all know the details of his tragic, untimely death.

The Notorious B.I.G.


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Another well-known story. Sadly, Tupac and Biggie both came from environments where it wasn’t hard to make enemies.

Big Pun


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Big Punisher, Chris Rios, Pun died of complications relating to his weight but is still remembered as a tremendous rapper and a gifted actor.