Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Malik Taylor from A Tribe Called Quest dies at 45

Rapper Malik Taylor, known as Phife Dawg of the group A Tribe Called Quest, died at the age of 45 on Tuesday of complications from diabetes. Taylor had long suffered from health issues associated with his having Type 1 diabetes. In 2008, he underwent a kidney transplant.

His family and manager released a statement confirming his death.

"Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend. We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family."

Phife Dawg was born in Queens in New York City, he became childhood friends with future group mate Q-Tip. The pair met at the age of 2 in church and would eventually become a part of A Tribe Called Quest.

May he RIP.

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