Koopsta Knicca dies at 40
A member of rap group Three 6 Mafia, Koopsta Knicca, has passed away at the age of 40.
Koopsta Knicca, whose real name was Robert Phillips, passed away Friday morning from a stroke.
Phillips’ death was confirmed by a member of the group and close friend, DJ Paul.
“My group member and brother for over 20 years, Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Phillips passed away today at 12:55 am CST from a major stroke he had Sunday after showering,” said Paul in a statement to ET.
“He went in peace. Me and Koop had just started writing his new album Devil’s Playground 2, the second part to his famous solo album that I produced, but we didn’t get a chance to record yet.”
“We had concerts coming up starting next month too. He also just got a home in Vegas that he was moving to on Tuesday, but never got to even see it in person,” said Paul.
“Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever! He will be missed!!! We made classics together that’ll live on!!! Mafia 4 Life!!!!”