One of the six members of the former Three 6 Mafia, Koopsta Knicca, has passed away after suffering a massive stroke. He was 40.
Born Robert Phillips, he was one of the founding members of the influential group from Memphis. Three 6 Mafia had recently gotten back together sans-Juicy J under the name Da Mafia 6. In December 2013, another one of the group’s members, Lord Infamous, passed away as well.
In a statement to Commercial Appeal, a blog run out of Memphis, DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia said Koopsta “went in peace…Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever. He will be missed. We made classics together that’ll live on.”
Rest in peace, Koopsta.