Mobb Deep's Prodigy Choked to Death, Says Coroner
Rapper had been hospitalized for sickle cell anemia complications in Vegas
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2017 10:12 AM CDT
In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Mobb Deep's Prodigy poses for a photo in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – An update on the June death of Mobb Deep's Prodigy: Per TMZ, the Clark County Medical Examiner in Nevada has determined the rap artist, whose real name was Albert Johnson, died after accidentally choking. The site had reported right after his death that the 42-year-old had choked on an egg while hospitalized in Las Vegas for complications from his lifelong sickle cell anemia, but it hadn't been clear what the actual cause of death was. People reports that a funeral service for the Long Island-born performer was held June 29 in New York City; attendees included his rap partner Havoc, LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Ice-T, and many others.

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