Top Stories

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.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Phife Dawg, RIP

JJ Links Around The Web

WENN
  • Johnny Depp says his lawyer made him lose millions of dollars - TMZ
  • Shannon Purser is showing off her stunning new tattoo - Just Jared Jr
  • Michelle Visage reveals which Drag Race star she really wanted to win - TooFab
  • Karlie Kloss can now add talk show host to her resume - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Fifth Harmony just dropped a new holiday song - Just Jared Jr