According to several reports and close friends, flagship Bad Boy Records’ rap artist Craig Mack passed away on Monday (March 12) at 46-years-old.
New York Daily News states that the “Flava In Ya Ear” star succumbed to complications with heart failure at a hospital near his home in South Carolina. Longtime industry friend Alvin Toney, who also produced works of Mack’s like his Project: Funk Da World debut album, confirmed the news as well.
“God bless my friend,” he reportedly said. “He was a good friend of mine.”
NY Daily News reports that Toney said Mack mentioned being ill during their last visit together, and knew that he didn’t have much time left.
“He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord,” Toney said. “He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”
BET sends its deepest condolences, comfort, and prayers to the family and friends of Craig Mack as we remember his legacy.