Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

June 20, 2017 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Prodigy, one half of New York rapper duo Mobb Deep, died on Tuesday days after being hospitalized for complications related to sickle cell anemia, his publicist said. He was 42. Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital “a few days ago” after a Mobb Deep performance in the city, his publicist Roberta Magrini told Reuters in a statement. The rapper had suffered from sickle cell anemia, a hereditary blood disorder, since birth, and the exact cause of his death…

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