Lead by Joey Bada$$, the young group Pro Era has been on the rise the past year, but has suffered a major setback as one of their members, Capital Steez has passed away at the age of 19.

Details are murky, but it has been suggested that he took his own life.  Joey Bada$$ went on Twitter to confirm the sad news and mourn the passing of his partner and friend, real name Jamal Dewer, saying, "This unfortunate xmas eve...Lost a best friend, a brother, a pro, a partner. Letting go is never easy...May ur soul rest in peace Jamal...RIP CAPITAL STEEZ!!! 7.7.93 - 12.24.12.  SICK TO MY STOMACH...it just haven't been the same since my homies death...MOST PRAISE TO THE MOST HIIGHHHHHHHHHH.  part of me still doesn't believe this."

The death of someone at a such a young age can never come at a good time, and this must be especially trying for Capital Steez's friends and family during the holidays.  HNHH sends their deepest condolences to Jamal Dewer's friends, family, and Pro Era crew.

[Via XclusivesZone]