- The news of Prince Markie Dee's death was confirmed by his friend and manager, Louis Gregory, on Twitter
- The member of the 1980s hip-hop group, Fat Boys, would have clocked 53 on Friday, February 19, but was snatched by the cold hands of death
- Expressing his love for the deceased, Gregory said he would cherish everything Markie Dee taught him
This is a sad time for fans of the pioneering 1980s hip-hop group, Fat Boys, as one of its members, Mark Anthony Morales, known as Prince Markie Dee has died.
The tragic passing of Markie Dee who was 52, was confirmed on Thursday, February 18, by his manager and friend, Louis Gregory who took to Twitter to mourn his dear friend.
Markie Dee would have turned 53 on Friday, February 19, 2021.
Sharing a photo of the rapper, Gregory wrote:
"Forever in my Heart. Prince Markie Dee was more than a rapper; he was one of my very best and closest friends. My heart breaks today because I lost a brother. I’ll always love you Mark and I’ll cherish everything you taught me. Tomorrow is your birthday, swing my way big bro."
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Fat Boys members also included Damon Wimbley and Darren Robinson who died of a heart attack during a bout with respiratory flu in 1995.
The group was known for using beatboxing in their music and for ushering in other hip-hop legends like Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh.
Markie Dee also co-founded the production company Soul Conventions, which has produced songs for music stars like Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Craig Mack and Marc Anthony.
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