Just a week after paying tribute to late rapper DMX, Ex Bad Boys rapper Black Rob has died at age 51.

His passing came to be public knowledge when former label mate Mark Curry took to Instagram with a heartbreaking video on Saturday American time.

“Rob passed away about an hour ago,” Curry shared while crying. “I don’t know where to begin, but I thank everybody for the donations.”

“We’ve lost a lot [of] legends and we can’t afford to lose anymore,” he said

The donations that Curry was referring to be a GoFundMe page that Curry set up to help Ross “find a home, pay for medical help & stability during these trying times.”

The page came about after Rob’s health battle was publically shared on Instagram by his friend DJ Self, who posted a video of  Rob paying homage to the late DMX, a fellow American rapper, from his hospital bed.

“I’ve been dealing with this for five years. Four strokes. I don’t know what to tell you… I don’t have no house to live in,” he shared.

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Deadline has reported that Curry was known to be battling kidney failure, and had also suffered a series of strokes, going back to 2015, and was hospitalized in Atlanta before being discharged shortly after.

As of now, there has been no official cause of death released.

Black Rob was best known for his 2000 hit single ‘Whoa!’ which also made it into the Billboard Hot 100. He was a part of Diddy’s Bad Boy label, he also featured in P. Diddy’s song ‘Bad Boy For Life’.

Tributes for Rob from heartbroken fans and friends have started flooding Twitter.

Skyzoo tweeted “RIP to one of Bad Boy’s finest, storyteller supreme, Black Rob” and A-Trak tweeted “Damn, RIP Black Rob. Shit is too much.”

Our deepest condolences go out to Black Rob’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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Listen to ‘Whoa!’ by Black Rob: