Prodigy’s Friend Opens Up About The Cause Of Prodigy’s Death! The Queens native was in Las Vegas, Nevada at the time of his death, where he had performed with the Art of Rap Tour on Saturday (June 17).
The heat was a scorching 114 degrees, which some think could have played a part in his death. Statik Selektah, who had been working in the studio with Lil Fame of M.O.P. on Monday night (June 19), got a text from Prodigy saying he was in the hospital.
“I want to protect his privacy to a certain amount, but people know he’s been battling sickle cell his whole life,” Selektah explains to HipHopDX. “I guess Raekwon told him Saturday he needed to sit down. I guess he wasn’t feeling good. He was telling everybody he wasn’t feeling good. The heat out there was like 114 degrees. I think that had a lot to do with it and he ended up in the hospital. I’m going to wait for an official statement, but it’s obviously related to sickle cell. He was fine yesterday [June 19].”