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Diddy Pens Tribute to Black Rob, Rapper Dead at 51: ‘You Will Be Truly Missed’

Bad Boy Rapper Black Rob Dead at 51; Suffered From Four Strokes!

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Robert Ross, better known as Black Rob passed away on Saturday (04-17-21) in an Atlanta area hospital. He was 51.

We previously reported, following the passing of DMX, Power 105.1’s DJ Self posted a video of Black Rob looking frail as he lay in a hospital bed. Per PEOPLE, the rapper’s friend Mark Curry said the cause of death was cardiac arrest, which was caused by a rare kidney disease.

Black Rob had been on dialysis for five years, according to Curry. The former Bad Boy rapper had a history of kidney failure and diabetes, Deadline reported. Rob came to fame as a Bad Boy Records artist, and his former boss, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs paid tribute to his former artist in a post shared on Instagram.

“Puff, I ain’t talked to Puff in 15 years — we talked today,” Curry noted in a video message, referring to Combs. “This is the beginning of a new us. Rob made sure he knew what he had to do before he parted this world to make sure we all alright, and that’s what he did. Bad boy for life, yo.”

Combs posted a throwback photo on IG of himself and Black Rob, writing in the caption: “Rest in power King @therealblackrob! As I listen to your records today there’s one thing that they all have in common! You have made millions of people all over the world feel good and dance! You are one of a kind! GOD BLESS! Love. You will be truly missed!!!!”

Black Rob previously called out Puff and Bad Boy Records for refusing to pay for his medical bills — hear him tell it via the Twitter clip below.

LL Cool J also paid tribute to Black Rob on Twitter. “Black Rob. A story teller. An MC. A gentleman every time I saw him,” he wrote. “Rest in power my brother.”

Black Rob began working with Combs’ Bad Boy Records in 1996. He went platinum with his 2000 debut album “Life Story” and is best known for his hit single “Whoa!”.

Earlier this month, Black Rob revealed in a video shared on social media that he was hospitalized. “I don’t know, the pain is crazy, man,” he said in the clip (see below). “It’s helping me out though, it’s making me realize I got a lot to go.”

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Rapper Black Rob Speaks: He's 'Homeless' & Suffered 4 STROKES RIP: Rapper Black Rob (born Robert Ross) passed away at  an Atlanta hospital on Saurday, April 17, following several years of failing health; he is pictured in NYC in February 2015

RIP: Rapper Black Rob (born Robert Ross) passed away at  an Atlanta hospital on Saurday, April 17, following several years of failing health; he is pictured in NYC in February 2015

The world of hip hop has lost another legendary rapper. It is confirmed that Black Rob died today, Saturday April 17th, in an Atlanta hospital. His death was also confirmed via an Instagram post by New York City promoter Van Silk. In the post he said "We've lost another member of the hip hop family," while referring to Rob.

Rob was inside an Atlanta hospital when he succumb to his illness, which has not yet been disclosed.

Prior to his death however, Rob had several stints in the hospital - last week he was rushed to the hospital because he was suffering from respiratory distress. 

While in the hospital, Black Rob explained to fans just how bad his health had gotten. The legend explained that he'd had 4 strokes in the past 5 years.

And it wasn't just his health that was in bad shape, it was his finances as well. Black Rob who signed with Bad Boy around 1996 and in 2000 released his mega hit single "Whoa" was on hard times. In the same audio, Black Rob was heard saying that he "doesn't have a house to live in." 

Black Rob is survived by four children, Kayli, Rianna, Diamond and Million.

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In new audio, Black Rob explains to fans just how bad his health has gotten. The legend explained that he's had 4 strokes in the past 5 years. Black Rob is 51 years old.

And it's not just his health that's in bad shape, it's his finances as well. Black Rob signed with Bad Boy around 1996 and in 2000 released his mega hit single "Whoa" but appears to be on hard times. In the same audio, Black Rob can be heard saying that he "doesn't have a house to live in." According to Rob, he's homeless.

Black Rob was in the news again, after MTO News posted a video of him on his Instagram. His former manager DJ Self then added, “Let keep our prayers up Black Rob !!! Get well man Please people out there take care of yourself BR was one of the greats Had NY on his back like Whaooo.”

In the video, Black Rob says, “I don’t know, the pain is crazy, man. It’s helping me out though, it’s making me realize I got a lot to go.” He also spoke about rapper DMX who passed on April 9. He said: “I feel everything about X. X was positive. Love to X.”

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Comment by vaughn mitchell on April 12, 2021 at 12:51pm
Black Rob's manager put this out he is ok.

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