Koopsta Knicca Dead - Three 6 Mafia Rapper Dies at 40
Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Phillips has passed away at age 40 after suffering a stroke earlier this week.
The rapper, who was a member of Three 6 Mafia and Da Mafia 6ix, died on early Friday morning (October 9) at a Memphis hospital.
“[He] went in peace… Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever. He will be missed. We made classics together that’ll live on,” group mate DJ Paul said in a statement to Commercial Appeal.
“Me and Koop had just started writing his new album Devil’s Playground 2… but we didn’t get a chance to record yet,” Paul added. “We had concerts coming up starting next month too. He also just got a home in Vegas that he was moving to on Tuesday, but never got to even see it in person.”
We send out our thoughts and condolences to Koop‘s loved ones during this difficult time.