Nigerian-British rapper Ben Chijioke, who goes by Ty, has died from complications resulting from Covid-19 and the young age of 47. According to reports, the Nigerian British artist died on Thursday after contracting pneumonia while recovering from the virus.
“It is with much sadness that I have to report the passing of Ben Chijioke, better known as TY Chijioke on the 7th May 2020, close friends, family and fans are devastated of his death,” an update from a GoFundme campaign that was started in his honor.
The campaign message went on to read “Since then TY’s condition had been improving but last week while on a normal ward he had contracted pneumonia which worsened his recovery and ultimately TY’s body couldn’t fight back anymore. This is a shock to everyone.”
He had been admitted to the hospital with “medical complications related to COVID19” in early April and had been in a medically induced coma. However, a few weeks later it seemed he was doing much better and was moved out of the ICU.
Peep a video for a freestyle he had dropped back in 2017.