Malik B Of The Roots Has Passed Away At The Age of 47

Malik B, an early member of The Roots has passed away at the age of 47.

“It is with heavy hearts and tearful eyes that we regretfully inform you of the passing of our beloved brother and long time Roots member Malik Abdul Baset,” Questlove and Black Thought said in a statement to Variety.

“May he be remembered for his devotion to Islam, His loving brotherhood and His innovation as one of the most gifted MCs of all time.We ask that you please respect his family and extended family in our time of mourning such a great loss.”

The details of his death have not yet been revealed.

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