Koopsta Knicca A Three 6 Mafia Co-Founder Dead At 40

Koopsta Knicca from rap group Three 6 Mafia is dead. Knicca, whose real name is Robert Cooper Phillips, reportedly passed away from a stroke. Reports surrounding his death is still sketchy but sources say the incident happened on Friday morning.

He was hospitalized before passing away from his illness. DJ Paul, who also cofounded Three 6 Mafia, confirmed his death in a statement.

“Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever,” he said. “He will be missed. We made classics together that’ll live on. ” He was my group member and brother for over 20 years. Doctors have advised that arrangements should be prepared for Koop and that he is in need of a miracle.”

Juici J, who is also a former Three 6 Mafia member, send his condolences via Instagram.

“R.I.P koopsta Knicca we made history! You will be missed #mafia4life prayers up for the family,” he wrote.

R.I.P koopsta Knicca we made history! You will be missed #mafia4life prayers up for the family

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Koopsta Knicca was age 40 at the time of his death.

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