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Rapper Ty dies aged 47 after contracting coronavirus 

British rapper Ty dies from coronavirus at the age of 47 after being hospitalised and placed in a medically induced coma

  • The rapper’s death was confirmed by his team on Thursday
  • Ty was hospitalised in April after contracting coronavirus, and was placed in a medically-induced coma
  • The music star was previously nominated for the Mercury Prize for his acclaimed album Upwards
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Ty has died at the age of 47 after contracting coronavirus.

The rapper’s death was confirmed by his team on Thursday after he was hospitalised and placed in a medically-induced coma following ‘complications’ surrounding the virus.

Ty – real name born Ben Chijioke – was previously nominated for the Mercury Prize for his acclaimed album Upwards.

RIP: Ty has died at the age of 47 after contracting coronavirus. The rapper’s death was confirmed by his team on Thursday

A fundraising page explained Ty was admitted to hospital with medical complications related to the coronavirus.

The star was then placed into a medically-induced coma, and later put on a ventilator, but was moved out of intensive care after his condition improved.

Ty first shot to prominence in 2001 with his The Awkward, and his second album Upwards was nominated for The Mercury Prize in 2004. 

He went onto release three more albums with his last being A Work Of Heart in 2018.

Last year Ty also formed a supergroup called Kingdem featuring rappers Blak Twang and Rodney P. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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