So sad. Koopsta Knicca, a member of hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, has passed away at just 40 years old. He sadly suffered a stroke, which led to his death during the night. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
Koopsta Knicca has suffered a tragic fate. The Three 6 Mafia member ha3d a stroke over the weekend, and was sadly pronounced dead after fighting on life support for several days. So heartbreaking.
Fellow Three 6 Mafia member, DJ Paul, took to social media to announce his longtime friend’s death on Oct. 8, but shortly after revealed that Koopsta was actually still alive. “#NoRipKoop !!! @koopstaknicca36 is not dead so don’t believe da bulls— people saying!!! F—ers want attention!”
Later, he added, “Update!!! He still fighting and breathing!!!! #NoRipKoop We still praying!!” Unfortunately, overnight, Koopsta gave into his illness and was pronounced dead. “Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever!” Paul said in a statement. “He will be missed!!!!!”
Koopsta actually suffered the stroke last weekend and has been in the hospital since. At 40 years old, he was the same age as Lord Infamous, another member of the group, who sadly passed away in 2013. Lord Infamous had a heart attack while asleep at his mother’s home in Tennessee on Dec. 2013, and she found him dead the next morning.
The late rapper joined Three 6 Mafia in 1991, but left the group in 2000 because he was in jail and unable to make shows and events. He went on to have a solo career and has collaborated with Lord Infamous no many occasions. He joined DaMafia6ix with DJ Paul and Crunchy Black in 2012.
Our thoughts remain with Three 6 Mafia members, as well as Koopsta’s family and loved ones during this sad time. HollywoodLifers, leave your condolences in the comments section below.
— Alyssa Norwin