CRAIG MACK DIES AT AGE OF 46

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Craig Mack, the Long Island rapper who found fame on Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records in the mid-1990s died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home Monday. He was 46.

 

 “God bless my friend. He was a good friend of mine,” said Alvin Toney, who produced Mack’s debut album “Project: Funk Da World” and his "Get Down Remix." He visited the former emcee at the Overcomer Ministry church he attends in Walterboro to film a documentary about Mack, and his decision to pass on fame for a life of deep religious conviction.

 

Tony said Mack told him during his visit that he had been ill for some time and knew he wouldn’t live long. “He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord,” Toney said. “He was prepared to do that. He wasn’t scared. He was ready.”

 

Mack is survived by his wife and two children, both adults.

 

RIP