Mobb Deep star Prodigy died after choking on an egg, it has been confirmed by a coroner. The star choked on an egg while he was in hospital being treated for sickle cell anemia. The artist died at the age of 42 on June 20. The Clark County Medical Examiner has ruled his cause of death as accidental choking, according to TMZ . He was in a Las Vegas hospital when it happened.
He battled sickle cell anemia all his life, and it had flared up following a performance in the severe Las Vegas heat. Prodigy reportedly had to be pulled out of a fan meet-and-greet event at a concert in Vegas after his security team noticed he was struggling.
The news of his death was broken on Instagram by rapper Nas, a friend of the star, whose real name is Albert Johnson. Nas – full name Nasir Jones – shared a picture of the star reading a book, and wrote alongside it: “QB RIP King P. Prodigy 4 Ever”
Fans were left devastated by the news, with many expressing their shock. Rapper Prodigy starred in Mobb Deep alongside Havoc, whose real name is Kejuan Muchita.