Koopsta Knicca. 30 at age 76.

26. Musician Scott Weiland was found dead in his tour bus just before a concert in Minnesota on Dec. 3. Natalie Cole, a Grammy-winning R&B singer and the daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, died on Dec. 31 at the age of 65. Hollywood horror master, Wes Craven, who directed "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," died on Aug. 30 from brain cancer. He was 77. Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Cooper Phillips, a member of the Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, passed away early Friday after suffering a massive stroke. He was 89. Former Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J wrote on Instagram, “R.I.P koopsta Knicca we made history! He was best known as one of the members of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia, as well as a member of the rap collective Da Mafia 6ix alongside DJ Paul, Crunchy Black and Gangsta Boo. She was 43. James Redford (1962–2020), filmmaker who was Robert Redford’s... Jimmy Orr (1935–2020), former NFL receiver. In 2000, Knicca left the group both to pursue a solo career and due to legal troubles, as the rapper was arrested on charges of domestic violence, assault and aggravated burglary. Three 6 Mafia rapper Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Phillips died in Memphis Friday morning of complications from a brain aneurysm and stroke he suffered the previous Sunday, confirmed by fellow group member and producer DJ Paul. She was 46. He was 77. Cecilia Chiang (1920–2020), restaurateur who brought authentic Chinese cuisine to the U.S. James Redford (1962–2020), filmmaker who was Robert Redford’s son, Christopher Pendergast (2020), ALS Ride for Life founder. We're actually trying to figure out how he died and that is all the information we currently have." At around 1:00 am on October 9, Phillips was removed from life support.

Koopsta Knicca. Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. He was 40.

Gill Dennis, the screenwriter who penned "Walk the Line" died on May 13 at the age of 74. Phillips released a solo album produced by DJ Paul, Da Devil's Playground in 1994. Paul elaborated on the death of his colleague in a statement. Three 6 Mafia Member Lord Infamous. She was 68. He was 73. He reunited with other ex-Three 6 Mafia members to form Da Mafia 6ix in 2013, after having released several solo projects. Louis DiGiaimo, a veteran casting director whose credits include “The Godfather,” died on Dec. 19 after suffering a stroke earlier this year. We made classics together that'll live on. and "The BFG," died on Nov. 4. Tony Longo, a 53 year old character actor, died in his sleep from diabetes complications on June 23. She was 22. Christopher Lee died in a London hospital on June 7. Koopsta Knicca of Three 6 Mafia has died Update, October 9: Koopsta’s death has been confirmed by DJ Paul and Da Mafia 6ix publicist Dove Clark, reports the Commercial Appeal . Al Molinaro, who played malt shop owner Al Delvecchio on "Happy Days," died at age 96 on Oct. 29. Gene Allen, Former Academy President, Dead at 97, Paul Prudhomme, Celebrity Chef, Dead at 75, Chantal Akerman, Acclaimed Belgian Filmmaker, Dead at 65, Henning Mankell, ‘Wallander’ Author, Dead at 67, YouTube Star Caleb Logan Bratayley Dead at Age 13 of ‘Natural Causes’. He released 10 solo projects throughout his career, including 1999’s “Da Devil’s Playground.” He left Three 6 Mafia the following year as a result of legal issues that prevented him from being able to do shows and record videos. Knicca had been on life support for less than a week while doctors advised that he was "in need of a miracle." Wayne Rogers, popularly remembered for playing Trapper John in the hit series "MASH," died from complications of pneumonia on Dec. 31 at the age of 82. Donna Douglas, who played Elly May Clampett on CBS sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies,” died on Jan. 1 at age 81. Enjoy!

Rose Siggins, best known for playing Legless Suzi on "American Horror Story: Freak Show", died in Denver on Dec. 12 after undergoing kidney stone surgery.

Robert Loggia, the 85-year-old Oscar nominee best remembered for his roles in "Scarface" and "Big," died in Los Angeles on Dec. 4. Three 6 Mafia member Koopsta Knicca, whose real name was Robert Phillips, has sadly passed away. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. Former member of Oscar-winning rap group passed away after suffering stroke He was 86. She was 38. He was 63. He left the group after the release of the album in 2000 due to his incarceration, which made him unable to make shows and videos in addition to breaching his contract with Sony. 15. Memphis rapper born Robert Cooper Phillips passes away following stroke in Memphis, Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Cooper Phillips, a member of the Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, passed away after suffering a stroke, Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Cooper Phillips, a member of the Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, passed away early Friday after suffering a massive stroke. After he left the group, Three 6 Mafia became the first hip-hop group to win an Academy Award for best original song with “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.” The song, co-written with Frayser Boy, was one of the theme songs for the movie “Hustle & Flow.”.

At the time of his death, Knicca was working with DJ Paul on a sequel to Knicca’s 1994 solo debut Da Devil’s Playground.

Obituary, Three 6 Mafia. You will be missed #mafia4life prayers up for the family.” The rapper joined Juicy J, DJ Paul and the late Lord Infamous in Three 6 Mafia in the early Nineties, featuring on all the group’s albums from 1994’s Smoked Out, Loced Out to 2000’s When the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1. Rapper Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Phillips, founding member of the Memphis-based rap group Three 6 Mafia, died Friday of complications from a stroke.

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On October 6, 2015, Phillips suffered a stroke and a brain aneurysm leaving him unconscious and on life support. King, one of the greatest blues musicians ever, died on May 14 from diabetes. Marque Lynche, Mouseketeer and "American Idol" semifinalist, was found dead in his New York apartment on Dec. 7 at the age of 34. Unable to make shows and videos due to legal issues, he left Three 6 Mafia in 2000.

She was 83. Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, who worked on "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," died from a heart attack on Apr. 27. Inside the Past and Possible Future of 'Hannibal,' Now on Netflix, How Donald Trump Plans to Overthrow American Democracy, Go Inside a Zoom Horror Film With ‘Take This Lollipop 2’, Eddie Van Halen: The Joy and Pain of Rock’s Last Guitar Superhero, Jimmy Page on His Vision for Led Zeppelin, Staple Singers Release New Lyric Video for 1971 Protest Anthem ‘Respect Yourself’, Gary Clark Jr. Collaborates With Composer Gustavo Santaolalla on ‘Valley of Last Resort’, Hear Superchunk’s New Halloween Single ‘There’s a Ghost’. Beau Kazer, who originated the role of Brock Reynolds on CBS soap “The Young and the Restless,” died on Dec. 30 at the age of 63. Phillips frequently collaborated with former Three 6 Mafia associate Lord Infamous and appeared on a collaborative album under the group name Da Mafia 6ix. British director John Guillermin, known for "The Towering Inferno" and 1976's "King Kong," died on Sept. 28 at age 89. Phillips was preceded in death by fellow former Three 6 Mafia member Ricky “Lord Infamous” Dunigan, who died in 2013 of a heart attack; he, too, was 40. New York Times media columnist David Carr collapsed in his office on Feb. 12.

Get breaking news alerts& today's headlines inyour inbox. The Memphis rapper died October 9 at an area hospital of complications of a stroke he suffered Sunday. Confirmed With Me That @koopstaknicca36 Passed This Morning at 12:55am. He was 73 years old. “Me and Koop had just started writing his new album Devil’s Playground 2 … but we didn’t get a chance to record yet,” DJ Paul told the Commercial Appeal. He was 19.

We made classics together that’ll live on.”. Lemmy Kilmister, the lead vocalist and founding member of Motörhead, died on Dec. 28 after a short battle with cancer at the age of 70. Alan J. Hirschfield died on Jan. 15 at the age of 79. Amanda Peterson, who played Patrick Dempsey's love interest in 1998's "Can't Buy Me Love," was found dead in her Colorado home on July 6. Knicca had plans to create a follow-up album to his solo debut right around the time of his death. DJ Paul issued a statement regarding Phillips' death and mentioned that they were in the process of starting what would have been his 11th solo album, Da Devil's Playground 2, shortly before his death. After months of medical care following a near-drowning in a bathtub at her Georgia home, Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died on July 26.

DJ Paul confirmed his death to the Commercial Appeal , saying in a statement that the rapper “went in peace.” Geoffrey Lewis, veteran western actor and father of actress Juliette Lewis died April 7 of natural causes. He was 64. "Just Got Paid" singer Johnny Kemp was found floating at a Jamaican beach on Apr. Daniel von Bargen, the actor who played George Costanza's boss on "Seinfeld," died March 1 after suffering from a chronic illness. "Time Magazine" film editor Richard Corliss died on Apr. The 83 year old directed the first entry in the documentary "Up" series. Three 6 Mafia co-founder DJ Paul confirmed Knicca’s death to the Commercial Appeal, saying in a statement that the rapper “went in peace … Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever. Suzanne Crough, who played Tracy Partridge on 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family," died from a "medical episode" on Apr. While no longer a fulltime member of Three 6 Mafia, Knicca continued to contribute verses to the group’s post-2000 albums. He was promptly rushed to the hospital where he died at the age of 58. We invite you to share condolences for Koopsta Knicca in our Guest Book. This past decade has seen Juicy J focus his solo career, but ahead flipping the calendar to 2020, the Memphis icon has hinted that a return... Before cementing himself in rap lore through solo work and as a member of Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J began his career as DJing in Memphis as a t... Memphis rap staples Three 6 Mafia have lost one of their long-time members, as Koopsta Knicca has died. Edward Herrmann, who won an Emmy for “The Practice,” co-starred on “Gilmore Girls” and in “The Lost Boys.” He died on Dec 31 at age 71. In This Article: He was 46. Robert Cooper Phillips, a rapper known better by his stage name, Koopsta Knicca, a founding member of the rap group Three 6 Mafia, has died, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He will be missed. Transgender actress Holly Woodlawn, best known as a muse for Andy Warhol and for appearing in Amazon's "Transparent," died at the age of 69 from brain and liver cancer in Los Angeles. Phillips was 40. He was 50 years old. He will be missed.

Stuart Scott, an anchor on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” news show, died on Jan. 4 at age 49 after battling cancer.

Three 6 Mafia rapper Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Phillips has died at age 40, his friend and collaborator, DJ Paul, confirmed to ET.

Police later ruled out foul play, according to local media reports.

He was 21. Sign up for our newsletter. We made classics together that’ll live on.”.

Koopsta Knicca’s death left me feeling empty. Legendary singer Ben E. King died on Apr. The news was confirmed by other current and former members of the group and Hypnotize Mindz crew, which Infamous was a part of. Album The Mind of Robert Cooper.

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