(Gossip-Grind News) Memphis Rapper Koopsta Knicca Dead At 40:
Three 6 Mafia founding member Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Phillips has died. He was 40. The Memphis rapper passed away early Friday morning following complications from a stroke he suffered last weekend.
The news of Mr. Phillips death was confirmed by Da Mafia 6ix publicist Dove Clark, and his group mate and producer “DJ Paul” Beauregard (the official word followed premature reports of his passing online on Thursday).
In a statement, DJ Paul referred to Mr. Phillips as “my group member and brother for over 20 years,” noting that the he “went in peace…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.” (Commercial Appeal)
Koopsta Knicca is the second Three 6 alum to die in recent years. Ricky “Lord Infamous” Dunigan died in December 2013 of a heart attack at the age of 40.