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Phife Dawg Dead - A Tribe Called Quest Founding Member Dies at 45

Phife Dawg Dead - A Tribe Called Quest Founding Member Dies at 45

Phife Dawg, a founding member of the iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest, has passed away at the age of 45 on Wednesday (March 23), TMZ reports.

While no cause of death was given, the 45-year-old rapper had some health issues over the past few years. He had a kidney transplant in 2008 and suffered from Type 1 diabetes.

A Tribe Called Quest consists of MC/producer Q-Tip and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, but no statement has been officially released.

Our thoughts are with Phife Dawg‘s loved ones during this time.

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