An American rapper has died after collapsing on stage throughout a present.
Huge Pokey, whose actual identify was Milton Powell, was showing at an occasion in Beaumont, Texas, on Saturday evening when he appeared to faint or go out.
Video shared on social media confirmed the 48-year-old falling backwards, with folks dashing to assist him and paramedics then performing CPR on him on the Pour09 Bar.
Powell was taken to hospital however died on Sunday.
In a press release following his demise, Powell’s spokesperson stated he was “well-loved by his household, his associates, and his loyal followers”.
“Huge Pokey will eternally be ‘The Hardest Pit In The Litter!’,” the assertion added, referencing Powell’s debut album title.
Powell was a member of Screwed Up Click on, an influential group of Houston-based artists.
Final yr, he featured on Megan Thee Stallion’s Southside Royalty Freestyle monitor.
Mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner paid tribute to Powell on Twitter, calling him a “legendary rapper” and providing “prayers and condolences” to his family and friends.
Different artists have paid tribute to Powell, with rapper Bun B calling him “one of the vital naturally gifted artists” in Houston and a “humble mountain of a person who moved with honour and respect”.
“He was straightforward to like and onerous to hate,” he added.