Memphis rapper Koopsta Knicca, one of the original members of Three 6 Mafia, died late last night, October 9, following a major stroke he had suffered on Sunday, October 3.
DJ Paul shared news of Knicca’s passing last night (Oct. 8) on Twitter, writing, “Yall Back Together Brothers,” and posted a since-deleted picture of Knicca and original Mafia member Lord Infamous, who died in 2013. Paul then retracted his previous post after learning that Knicca was still breathing and on life support.https://twitter.com/_/status/652293022135091200
Knicca’s death has since been confirmed via his official Facebook page.
Juicy J and Gangsta Boo have since shared their condolences on social media.https://twitter.com/_/status/652295674567000064
DJ Paul released statement after Knicca was confirmed dead. Read his full statement below.
“My group member and brother for over 20 years, Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Phillips passed away today at 12:55 am CST from a major stroke he had sunday after showering. He went in peace. Me and Koop had just started writing his new album Devil’s Playground 2, the second part to his famous solo album that I produced, but we didnt get a chance to record yet. We had concerts coming up starting next month too. He also just got a home in Vegas that he was moving to on Tuesday, but never got to even see it in person. Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever! He will be missed!!! We made classics together that’ll live on!!! Mafia 4 Life!!!!”
R.I.P. Koopsta Knicca.