TRIBUTES from the world of music have poured in for Prince Markie Dee.
The rapper died just one day before his 53rd birthday.
Who was Prince Markie Dee?
Rapper, radio host and DJ Prince Markie Dee, whose real name was Mark Anthony Morales, was born on February 19, 1968 in Brooklyn.
Markie Dee, also called Morales by his friends and family, was best known as a member of the hip-hop group The Fat Boys.
The group comprised of him, Darren Robinson and Damon Wimbley.
After working with his group for a few years, he later pursued a solo career under Columbia Records and also wrote songs for Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez.
What was Prince Markie Dee’s cause of death?
Markie Dee’s manager confirmed that he had sadly passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 aged 52.
The songwriter-producer reportedly died of congestive heart failure, as reported by All Hip Hop.
He would have been 53 the day after his death.
Eminem led the tributes and tweeted: “So sad 2 hear of the legendary @PrinceMarkieDee of the Fat Boys’ passing.
“One of my childhood idols & favorite mc’s of all time. Left us way 2 soon. He will truly be missed.”
American bassist Christian McBride also paid tribute to Prince Markie.
McBride tweeted: “The Fat Boys were not only fun(ny), but they really were artistic geniuses. All they needed was a mic to rock the house.
“Although the Human Beat Box was often the center of attention, Markie Dee and Kool Rock-Ski brought the attitude.
“May Mark ‘Prince Markie Dee’ Morales RIP.”
What was his net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the net worth of Prince Markie Dee stood at $1.5million.
The rapper was also the vice-president of Uncle Louie Music Group.
Markie Dee made a lot of his money when his song Typical Reasons (Swing My Way) topped the chart.
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