G-funk rapper C-Knight has died.
The musician, who was a member of the Long Beach-based hip hop ensemble the Dove Shack, was 52.
C-Knight, whose legal name is Arnez Blount, was taken off life support on Tuesday after he was hospitalized on Oct. 18 due to complications from diabetes.
The rapper’s father, George Lee Washington Blount Jr., told TMZ that his blood sugar reached dangerous levels and despite receiving dialysis, he suffered a stroke during the treatment and went into cardiac arrest.
According to his father, C-Knight was placed on life support after being resuscitated by doctors but he remained unresponsive and there were no signs of progress.
Still the family remained hopeful and were “praying for a miracle at the time of his death.
On Oct. 22, Dove Shack group band member Bo-Roc wrote a heartfelt post on Instagram asking fans and friends to keep C-Knight in their prayers.
“I’m literally begging all who see’s this post to pray for my brother from another mother and one of my closest friends in the world Arnez a.k.a C Knight from the Dove Shack,” he wrote. “He’s the founder of the Dove Shack and the reason I had the opportunity to make #summertimeinthelbc for the world so please please send him positive energy and healing prayers.”
Dove Shack, which was made up of the trio of C-Knight, Bo-Roc and 2Scoops, burst onto the scene when the group was featured on Warren G’s debut album “Regulate… G Funk Era” in 1994 after the DJ recognized their talent.
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