The New Orleans rapper and his wife were both killed in a car accident in Mississippi on Friday.
Complex has reported that former No Limit rapperÂ Mr. Magic, aka Awood Johnson, wasÂ killed in a car accident in Mississippi on FridayÂ at the age of 45. His wife was also killed in the crash, but their daughter, who was riding with them at the time, thankfullyÂ survived. There are no otherÂ details at this time.
Johnson, who hailedÂ from New Orleans' NinthÂ Ward,Â was known for his run with No Limit in the late '90s, having first appeared onÂ C-Murder's 1998 singleÂ "Picture Me". His debut albumÂ Sky's The Limit dropped that same year, and reached #15 on the Billboard 200. He released two other albumsÂ with No Limit, Thuggin' and White Eyes, and a final record with Koch in 2003 titled On My Own. He was also a member of formerÂ heavyweight boxing champion Roy JonesÂ Jr.'s Body Head Bangerz group with fellow No LimitÂ rapperÂ Choppa. Although he hadn't been active in the music scene since BHB's 2004 album Volume One, he startedÂ his own label calledÂ Banx EntertainmentÂ in 2011.
Silkk The Shocker, one of Johnson's No LimitÂ affiliates, tweeted his condolences via Twitter:Â "Prayers goÂ to the Family and Friends of Mr. Magic. Him and Wife died in a car accident last night."
Our condolences go out to Magic's friends and family as well. Watch a video of him in his prime below: