Three 6 Mafia rapper Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Phillips has died at age 40, his friend and collaborator, DJ Paul, confirmed to ET. He was 90. Confirmed With Me That @koopstaknicca36 Passed This Morning at 12:55am. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was 48. Inside the Past and Possible Future of 'Hannibal,' Now on Netflix, How Donald Trump Plans to Overthrow American Democracy, Go Inside a Zoom Horror Film With ‘Take This Lollipop 2’, Eddie Van Halen: The Joy and Pain of Rock’s Last Guitar Superhero, Jimmy Page on His Vision for Led Zeppelin, Staple Singers Release New Lyric Video for 1971 Protest Anthem ‘Respect Yourself’, Gary Clark Jr. Collaborates With Composer Gustavo Santaolalla on ‘Valley of Last Resort’, Hear Superchunk’s New Halloween Single ‘There’s a Ghost’. Jonathan Crombie, best known for starring in the 1985 telefilm "Anne of Green Gables," died of a brain hemorrhage on Apr. He was 48. Rose Siggins, best known for playing Legless Suzi on "American Horror Story: Freak Show", died in Denver on Dec. 12 after undergoing kidney stone surgery. In This Article: At around 1:00 am on October 9, Phillips was removed from life support.[2][3]. He was 83. 27. Peggy Charren, a pioneer in educational programming, died on Jan. 22 at the age of 86. He was 73. Anthony Mason, 13-year NBA veteran, died Feb. 28 from a heart attack after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure. He was 73 years old. British director John Guillermin, known for "The Towering Inferno" and 1976's "King Kong," died on Sept. 28 at age 89. "Just Got Paid" singer Johnny Kemp was found floating at a Jamaican beach on Apr. Love U Koop!!! He was 76. I agree with TheWrap's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and provide my consent to receive marketing communications from them. Beau Kazer, who originated the role of Brock Reynolds on CBS soap “The Young and the Restless,” died on Dec. 30 at the age of 63. The Memphis rapper died October 9 at an area hospital of complications of a stroke he suffered Sunday. Maureen O'Hara, a veteran of Hollywood's Golden Age best known for "Miracle on 34th Street," died in her sleep at the age of 95. Robert Cooper Phillips, a hip-hop artist known better by his stage name, Koopsta Knicca, a founding member of … She was 60. Produced by Kenny Sample. He was 46. In 2000, Knicca left the group both to pursue a solo career and due to legal troubles, as the rapper was arrested on charges of domestic violence, assault and aggravated burglary. Along with fellow members DJ Paul, Lord Infamous, Juicy J, Crunchy Black and Gangsta Boo, Knicca starred on the group's first album in 1995 and stayed until he launched his own solo career in 1999 with his debut album Da Devil's Playground: Underground Tape. Leanza Cornett (1971–2020), former Miss America, Dana Baratta (1961–2020), “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” writer. 16. He later rejoined his fellow group members Crunchy Black and DJ Paul to form Da Mafia 6ix with their first album released in 2013. Former member of Oscar-winning rap group passed away after suffering stroke The rapper died early Friday in Memphis after suffering a massive stroke on Sunday. Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Cooper Phillips, a member of the Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, passed away early Friday after suffering a massive stroke. Eurydice "Eury" Davis, a Hollywood talent agent whose clients included actress Jena Sims and Claudia Katz, died of suicide April 8. Best-selling romance author Jackie Collins died from breast cancer on Sept. 19 at the age of 77. Sawyer Sweeten (L), who played young Geoffrey in "Everybody Loves Raymond," died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Apr. Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for playing Dr. Woods in all four "Lethal Weapon" movies and Sean Astin's mom in "Goonies," died at her home on May 20. The album was later mostly re-recorded as well as remastered in 1999 featuring some new songs and losing a couple as well. Fred Thompson, a former U.S. senator and "Law & Order" alum, died from lymphoma on Nov. 1. This past decade has seen Juicy J focus his solo career, but ahead flipping the calendar to 2020, the Memphis icon has hinted that a return... Before cementing himself in rap lore through solo work and as a member of Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J began his career as DJing in Memphis as a t... Memphis rap staples Three 6 Mafia have lost one of their long-time members, as Koopsta Knicca has died. 23 from a stroke. He was 40. A producer on "Rocky," "Raging Bull" and "The Right Stuff," Robert Chartoff died at his home on June 10. After months of medical care following a near-drowning in a bathtub at her Georgia home, Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died on July 26. 28 at the age of 71. All rights reserved. DreamWorks Animation Head of Production Nancy Bernstein succumbed to cancer on Sept. 18, just eight days after her 55th birthday. ... Koopsta Knicca of Three 6 Mafia Dies at 40. Phillips was 40. The news was confirmed by other current and former members of the group and Hypnotize Mindz crew, which Infamous was a part of. I remember my jubilation when … Yankees great Yogi Berra, beloved for his well-known "Yogi-isms," died of natural causes on Sept. 22 at age 90. Entertainment Television, LLC A Division of NBCUniversal. He was promptly rushed to the hospital where he died at the age of 58. 23. Actor and comedian Taylor Negron, best known for guest star appearances on "Seinfeld," "Friends" and "ER," died on Jan. 10 at 57. She was 68. Wayne Rogers, popularly remembered for playing Trapper John in the hit series "MASH," died from complications of pneumonia on Dec. 31 at the age of 82. After leaving the group in 2000 because of personal legal troubles that took him away from his rap obligations, Knicca went on to pursue a solo career, releasing additional albums and mix tapes. He was 21. With over 280 screen credits, including "Lord of the Rings" and "Star Wars," Lee was one of the most productive screen actors of all time. We're actually trying to figure out how he died and that is all the information we currently have." Anita Ekberg, a Swedish actress best known for her role as a movie star in “La Dolce Vita,” died on Jan. 11 at age 83. Musician Scott Weiland was found dead in his tour bus just before a concert in Minnesota on Dec. 3. Three 6 Mafia rapper Robert "Koopsta Knicca" Phillips died in Memphis Friday morning of complications from a brain aneurysm and stroke he suffered the previous Sunday, confirmed by fellow group member and producer DJ Paul. © 2020 E! Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and ​celebrity gossip. Robert Cooper Phillips (April 27, 1975 – October 9, 2015), better known by his stage name Koopsta Knicca, was an American rapper. He was CEO of Columbia Pictures when the studio made "Taxi Driver" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind.". Phillips was 40. He was 40 years old. He also just got a home in Vegas that he was moving to on Tuesday, but never got to even see it in person.". DJ Paul confirmed his death to the Commercial Appeal , saying in a statement that the rapper “went in peace.” He was perhaps best known for his Top 10 hit "Stand by Me. © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. He had also released A Murda 'N Room 8 EP (2010) and Decepticons – Return Of The Gods (2012). Born Robert Phillips,... Lord Infamous, a founding member of beloved Memphis rap crew Three 6 Mafia and the more recent Da Mafia 6ix project, has passed away at the... 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