The world of hip hop has lost another legendary rapper. MTO News has confirmed that Black Rob died today, Saturday April 17th, in an Atlanta hospital. His death was also confirmed via an Instagram post by New York City promoter Van Silk. In the post he said “We’ve lost another member of the hip hop family,” while referring to Rob.
Rob was inside an Atlanta hospital when he succumb to his illness, which has not yet been disclosed.
Prior to his death however, Rob had several stints in the hospital – last week he was rushed to the hospital because he was suffering from respiratory distress.
While in the hospital, Black Rob explained to fans just how bad his health had gotten. The legend explained that he’d had 4 strokes in the past 5 years.
And it wasn’t just his health that was in bad shape, it was his finances as well. Black Rob who signed with Bad Boy around 1996 and in 2000 released his mega hit single “Whoa” was on hard times. In the same audio, Black Rob was heard saying that he “doesn’t have a house to live in.”
Black Rob is survived by four children, Kayli, Rianna, Diamond and Million.