Hip Hop Legend Kangol Kid Has Reportedly Passed Away After A Battle With Colon Cancer

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Sadly it is being reported by BET that Kangol Kid, a member of the legendary U.T.F.O., Full Force and a Hip Hop culture pioneer, has reportedly passed away. He was just 55.

Vibe reports that Kangol, born Shaun Shiller Fequiere, succumbed to colon cancer. He had been fighting the disease for months prior to his passing.

VIA BET – New York City promoter Van Silk spoke with HipHopDX on Saturday (December 18) and was able to confirm his death.

“I’m hearing Kangol passed,” he wrote via text. “I was on with Mix Master Ice last night. Trying to find out. RIP KANGOL KID. He passed at 3:02 a.m. My prayers go out to my brother who fought a battle of colon cancer at Stage 4.”

Silk added: “Early on, we discussed our fight with this disease because my fight with colon cancer is stage 2. He told me it had spread in October. I encourage all to get your prostate and colon checked. May my brother Kangol Rest In Heaven.”

Kangol Kid had received a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis in February and immediately started chemotherapy. While he put up a valiant fight, his condition grew increasingly worse over the last few months. In October, Kangol revealed he’d been hospitalized and needed more surgery.

Originally a breakdancer, Kangol Kid made his breakout in Hip Hop as a member of the group U.T.F.O., which during the mid 1980s was one of the most popular rap and breakdance acts in the country.

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