*Wow, this is a trip.
On Friday, rapper JayAre (pictured above in the center) passed away after losing a battle with sickle cell anemia. He was on 25 years old.
Jay was hospitalized Thursday for unknown reasons, and hours went into into cardiac arrest and died.
Member General Da Smoove tweeted Friday night:
“Sickle cell took my brother away from me today … with that being said, I’m proud to know that with that disease he made the best of his life … I just saw my bro literally fight for his life. I told him, ‘I love you bro,’ hope’n he heard me.”
It’s the second loss for the group. In 2011, Cali Swag District member M-Bone was killed in a drive-by shooting in Inglewood, CA. M-Bone was only 22 when he was murdered.