Hip-hop veteran Attrell Cordes, better known as Prince Be of P.M. Dawn, has died at the age of just 46.
According to TMZ, the singer passed away on Friday (17th June) at his New Jersey home after suffering from renal failure, the result of kidney disease.
Meanwhile, the other half of P.M. Dawn – Cordes’ brother, Jarrett AKA Doc. G – has memorialised the singer in a Facebook poem, indicating that he’d also been suffering from diabetes:
Prince Be Rest In Peace Forever More,
Pain from diabetes can’t harm you anymore,
My Heart is at Peace B-Cuz U suffered so long,
Tell Grandma I said Hi & Stay Blisstatic & Strong.
P.M. Dawn were huge in the early ’90s, best known for their #1 hit Set Adrift on Memory Bliss (You totally know this song, it samples Spandau Ballet’s True).
RIP Prince Be.
Meanwhile, The P.M. Dawn singer isn’t the only hip-hop veteran that we’ve said goodbye to in 2016. The world also lost the legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest who died back in March at the age of just 45.
Watch: P.M. Dawn – Set Adrift on Memory Bliss