Prince Markie Dee, best known for being part of the rap group The Fat Boys, has sadly passed away at the age of 52.
A cause of death is not known at this time, but TMZ reports that he “passed away suddenly” on Thursday (February 18).
The Fat Boys launched in Brooklyn, New York back in the 1980s and Prince has produced and written songs for such stars as Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Destiny’s Child, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Drake, and Frank Ocean.
In addition to his music career, Prince had a successful gig as a radio host.
Prince, whose real name was Mark Anthony Morales, once dated and was engaged to Pepa from the rap trio Salt-N-Pepa.
We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Prince Markie Dee‘s loved ones during this difficult time.