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 rapper Mr. Magic, aka Awood Johnson, was killed in a car accident in Mississippi on Friday at the age of 45. His wife was also killed in the crash, but their daughter, who was riding with them at the time, thankfully survived. There are no other details at this time.
Johnson, who hailed from New Orleans' Ninth Ward, was known for his run with No Limit in the late '90s, having first appeared on C-Murder's 1998 single "Picture Me". His debut album Sky's The Limit dropped that same year, and reached #15 on the Billboard 200. He released two other albums 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 former heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr.'s Body Head Bangerz group with fellow No Limit rapper Choppa. Although he hadn't been active in the music scene since BHB's 2004 album Volume One, he started his own label called Banx Entertainment in 2011.
Silkk The Shocker, one of Johnson's No Limit affiliates, tweeted his condolences via Twitter: "Prayers go 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: