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Prince Markie Dee, The Fat Boys Rapper, Dies at 52

Dee teamed up with fellow Brooklyn natives Darren Robinson and Damon Wimbley to form the Fat Boys in the early 1980s, and the group went on to release seven studio albums.

Prince Markie Dee, radio personality and the Fat Boys rapper, has died. He was 52 years old. Dee's longtime friend Louis Gregory confirmed the news via Twitter on Thursday (Feb. 18), though did not reveal a cause of death.

"Forever in my Heart," he wrote. "Prince Markie Dee was more than a rapper; he was one of my very best and closest friends. My heart breaks today because I lost a brother.

you Mark and I’ll cherish everything you taught me. Tomorrow is your birthday, swing my way big bro."

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