Hip-hop star, Grand Daddy I.U., who made a name for himself in the 90s, has died at the age of 54.
The New York rapper was most known for his debut album Smooth Assassin, which he released under Biz Markie's label Cold Chillin' Records.
The rapper's representative, a woman named Raya, appeared on Instagram to speak on his death as well.
'No, I am not okay. I'm devastated,' she wrote in one of a series of posts shared on social media.
She added cryptically, 'Anyone who really knows me knows how much pure love and respect I had for him and out of respect for him and his family, I'm staying quiet right now.'
'I do not need to post pictures nor stories to profess anything. I pray for a peaceful and easy transition,' she continued.
The music artist's official cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Grand Daddy I.U appeared on social media just days before news of his death broke.