Fresh Kid Ice, a founding member of the rap group 2 Live Crew, has passed away at the age of 53.
According to his manager, the popular rapper died in Miami on Thursday after suffering an undisclosed medical condition.
Ice – whose real name was Christopher Wong Won – had previously suffered two strokes back in 2008 and 2010.
Many have taken to social media to pay tribute to the music legend, including 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell.
Ice first shot to fame in the mid 1980’s as one of the first major Asian rappers in hip hop.
After leaving 2 Live Crew, he went on to form his own record label, Chinaman Records, where he later was credited with discovering Flo Rida.
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