Rapper Prodigy Choked to Death, Coroner Rules

Prodigy's official cause of death is listed as accidental choking... TMZ has learned

Prodigy's cause of death was revealed as accidental choking, the Clark County coroner's office confirmed to TMZ on Thursday, August 3. He was being treated in the hospital for sickle cell anemia where he choked on an egg, and an investigation was launched to determine whether Prodigy died from choking or from symptoms of the disease.

The tragic passing of Prodigy - one half of iconic Mobb Deep - shook the worldwide hip-hop community to its very core earlier this year.

The rapper was pulled out of a fan meet-and-greet in Las Vegas because the intense heat was making symptoms of sickle cell anemia more apparent and risky.

Prodigy became famous for his rapping skills in the 1990s when he teamed up with fellow Queens rapper Havoc.

Prodigy had been performing with Mobb Deep on the Art Of Rap tour when his sickle cell anaemia - which he had battled his entire life - flared up due to the Las Vegas desert heat.

And Havoc said: 'For over 20 years, he and I went through it all, and seen it all.

'But the lyrical legacy he left us will impact the culture forever.

We're told on his way out of the venue, Prodigy told Ice-T goodbye. and headed to his hotel to get some rest.

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