Phife Dawg Of A Tribe Called Quest Passes Away At Age 45

Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest

We have some very sad news to report today… The legendary emcee Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has passed away at the age of 45. Although he was a founding member of the group, Phife was severely underrated. However, many¬†true fans will always remember him for his talent, as well as his famous nickname of “The Five Foot Assassin”. The cause of death is unknown at this time, though Malik (his birth name) did have a very public battle with diabetes that lasted from May of 1990 to the day of his passing. His family gave their official statement regarding his unfortunate departure…

“We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22, 2016, Malik has passed away due to complications from diabetes.

Malik was our loving husband, father, brother, and friend. We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family”.

His manager, Dion Liverpool, also added…

“While I mourn the loss of my best friend and brother, I will also celebrate his life and contribution to many people’s ears across the world. Even with all his success, I have never met a person as humble as he. He taught me that maintaining a positive attitude and outlook can conquer anything. Now my brother is resting in greatness. I’m honored to have crossed paths with him. Riddim Kidz 4eva”.

Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest

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Rest in peace, Phife Dawg. Much to love to your family and all loved ones.

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