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Big Porky taken in Houston on February 8, 2022.
rapper Big Porky has died at the age of 45 after collapsing on stage in Texas.
The artist, whose real name was Milton Powell, died on Sunday, reports said. director on his verified Instagram account.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the news that our beloved Milton ‘Big Pokey’ Powell has passed away,” the post read.
“He was very much loved by his family, friends and loyal fans. In the coming days, we will be sharing information about the celebration of his life and how the public can pay their respects. We ask that you respect his family and their privacy during this difficult time.”
“Big Porky will forever be The Hardest Pit in the Litter,” he added, referring to the title of his 1999 debut album.
A video posted to Twitter showed Big Porky lying backwards holding a microphone at a bar in Viewmount, Texas on Saturday.
The rapper hails from Houston, Texas and was a member of the rap collective Screwed Up Click.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said: director On Twitter, he said, “Nothing was more important than his presence in helping push the hip-hop scene across America.”
“The City of Houston and I send our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of our own legendary rapper #BigPokey, Screwed Up Click,” Sylvester wrote.
And Bun B, also a member of Screwed Up Click expressed condolences on Instagram.
“I was not prepared for this. rice field.
“He was easy to love, hard to hate. He parked the car, did what he had to do, and drove home. If Of Gold were a human.”