A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg has died at the age of 45.
The Rolling Stones confirmed the death of Malik Isaac Taylor who was battling multiple health issues, including diabetes, and also had a kidney transplant. However, the exact cause of his death is not known at this time.
Phife, who was also known as “Five Foot Assassin” because of his height, started the pioneering rapping trio “A Tribe Called Quest” with his high school buddies Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammed.
Several members of the hip-hop community have expressed their condolences.