American rapper Big Pokey died at the age of 45 due to sudden illness during a stage performance
The huge crowd present was stunned. Died in Texas. Big Pokey, whose real name was Milton Powell, was performing when he suddenly became ill and fell backwards in front of the audience’s astonished eyes. The medical staff who were always on stage on such occasions rushed to his aid, but could do nothing for the singer. In a video posted on social media, the rapper can be seen taking a deep breath before collapsing to the ground with a microphone in his hand.
The singer’s publicist confirmed his sudden death on stage, saying in a statement: “He was deeply loved by his family, friends and fans.” “Big Pokey will always be the Hardest Pit in the Litter!”, he said, referring to the rapper’s debut album, which it was titled.
Big Pokey was one of the founders of the Screwed Up Clique, an influential hip-hop group of artists based in Houston, where he died. “In the coming days, we will release information about the celebration of his life and how the public can pay tribute.”
The statement concluded, “We ask that you respect his family and their privacy during this difficult time.” Big Pokey charted on the Billboard Hot 100 when he was featured on Paul Wall’s single “Sittin’ Sideways” in 2005.
Last year he appeared on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Southside Royalty Freestyle”. Even the mayor of Houston wanted to comment on the rapper’s sudden death onstage. He tweeted, “The City of Houston and I send our prayers and condolences to him.”
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