2 Live Crew Member "Fresh Kid Ice" Has Passed Away At The Age Of 53
|2 Live Crew Member "Fresh Kid Ice" Has Passed Away At The Age Of 53|
He was 53. Ice — whose real name was Chris Wong Won — died at 7:50 a.m. local time in Miami, Florida, on Thursday from an undisclosed medical condition, his manager said, declining to elaborate.
Ice had previously suffered two strokes, one in 2008 and one in 2010.
The group’s Luther Campbell also confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “My condolence goes out to the family Chris Wong Wong Fresh Kid Ice of the 2 Live Crew who just passed away people we lost a legend.”
|Fresh Kid Ice|
The album was dubbed legally obscene and the trial that followed made headlines and kicked off a national debate.
Ice and bandmates Brother Marquis and Campbell were later acquitted.
After leaving the group, Ice went on to found his own label Chinaman Records., and is credited with discovering Flo Rida.
Many have taken to social media to pay tribute to Ice, with rapper Rick Ross writing, “Just got call we lost 2 Live crew legend Fresh Kid Ice this morning! RIP.”
Dam! Just got call we lost 2 Live crew legend Fresh Kid Ice this morning! RIP 🙏🏽— Yung Rénzél 🏇 (@RickRoss) July 13, 2017