Coroner Confirms Brother Marquis' Cause Of Death

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22: Brother Marquis of 2 Live Crew performs at Rock The Vote's #TBT 25th Anniversary Concert at The Black Cat on October 22, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage/Getty Images)
Along with the rest of the 2 Live Crew, Brother Marquis was essential in pioneering Miami bass and crafting the hip-hop of today.

2 Live Crew legend Brother Marquis passed away on Monday (June 3) due to a massive heart attack at the age of 58, new reports can confirm. Moreover, this comes specifically from Dantez Robinson, the Chief Deputy Coroner at the Etowah County Coroner's Office in Alabama who made the ruling. According to TMZ, Robinson confirmed that there was no foul play involved in this tragic loss, and no external influence from drugs or otherwise that exacerbated natural causes. Marquis' transcendence into another place shocked hip-hop fans when his Miami bass-pioneering group announced it earlier this week. Of course, tributes quickly came to honor his memory, legacy, and life.

"Mark Ross AKA Brother Marquis of the 2 Live crew has passed away," the simple social media message read. "My Condolence goes out to the Family of Brother Marquis and so many of his Fans from around the World after learning his passing," fellow 2 Live Crew member Uncle Luke expressed online after this news broke. "We took on so many fights for the culture made Great music together something I would never forget.

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"We'd recently got back together to take on another fight to get back our catalog that was stolen from us," Uncle Luke continued. "We will continue that fight in his name for his Family. The Brother Marquis, that I know would want us to celebrate his life that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. R.I.P My Brother." "Woke up to the news that My homie Brother Marquis of the 2Live Crew has passed away…" Ice-T shared of his "99 Problems" (1993) collaborator. "He was my partner and on the Original 99problems. Sad news.. Too young.. too soon. RIP Homie."

"A HIP HOP ICON!" DJ Premier shared online. "We met back in 1990 and remained cool. Rest In Power to Brother Marquis of the 2 Live Crew. Y’all did it your way from the beginning! Condolences to your family! Salute Uncle Luke, Fresh Kid Ice (R.I.P.) and The great DJ Mr. Mixx." "rest in peace bro. Marquise And china man of 2Live Crew," Flavor Flav mourned in the caption of a picture of him and the late legend.
Rest In Power Brother Marquise.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.