Rapper Craig Mack dies at 46

Craig Mack

Rapper Craig Mack dies at 46

Mack's producer confirmed to the New York Daily News that the 46-year-old had passed away at a hospital near his SC home after suffering heart failure. The 46-year-old rapper's cause of death was heart failure, according to multiple reports.

Grammy Award-nominated rapper Craig Mack, who helped put P. Diddy's Bad Boy Records on the map, died Monday at age 46.

Hip-hop pioneer and Long Island native Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear", has died in SC.

According to Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey, Mack died at his home in Walterboro around 9 p.m. EST on Monday, March 13. The two later joined forces on the remix to "Flava In Ya Ear", along with Busta Rhymes and LL Cool J, but the promise of the power of their joint forces was cut short by Mack's unceremonious exit from the label, after the release of his debut album Project: Funk Da World.

In January, Craig Mack appeared as a guest on Erick Sermon's single "Come Thru" alongside Mr. Cheeks of The Lost Boyz.

This story is developing. "He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord". No word on if any of that music or any part of the unfinished documentary will be released. "He wasn't scared. He was ready".

Hip Hop DJs Funkmaster Flex and DJ Scratch took to social media to confirm his passing and share their condolences.

"About 3 months ago or so, I finally got ahold of [Mack] and we talked on the phone for over an hour", Mo Bee wrote on Instagram. "Rest In Peace Lil Bro". The 1994 remix to the hit also was one the first times the world was introduced to Biggie Smalls.

Mack, along with Notorious B.I.G. Mack is survived by a wife and two adult children.

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