Legendary breakdancer and music producer Kangol Kid, real name Shaun Fequiere, was pronounced dead on Saturday, December 18, 2021.
Kangol Kid was 55 at the time of his death, he has had a long career in the music business since his rise to fame in the 1980s.
What was the cause of Kangol Kid’s death?
UTFO founder and musician Kangol Kid has been announced to have passed away on December 18 at the age of 55.
After a long battle with colon cancer, the star finally succumbed to the disease.
The exact timing is unknown, but Kangol Kid has been reported to be battling colon cancer for several weeks.
Before his death, he was hospitalized and received treatment in the weeks leading up to his death.
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Who was Kangol Kid?
Kangol also found the legendary old-school hip-hop group UTFO, which consisted of other Brooklynites like Educated Rapper, Doctor Ice, and Mix Master Ice.
Known for his breakdancing and rhyming skills, Kangol Kid continued to work with his team to create the iconic hip hop song Roxanne Roxanne, which ended up being the group’s most popular song and spawned over two dozen hits. response records.
A number of stars had visited him while he was in hospital battling cancer.
Some include rappers like Snoop Dogg and LL Cool J to stars like Anthony Anderson and Donny Osmond.
UTFO went on to have other major hits besides Roxanne Roxanne, such as 1986 Leader of the Pack and had released five major albums before going their separate ways in the 90s.
Kangol himself had a successful career thereafter, writing the hit song Private Property for Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam before leading hit production group Whistle.
He gave back to the community by touring high schools and teaching children about the music industry.
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