Legendary Hip-Hop Podcast Host Combat Jack Dead At 48
Ossé’s death was confirmed by New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg, who took to Twitter to express his condolences to the podcast host.
Hip Hop has lost one of its most important historians and voices… we had serious ups and downs but I was so happy we had made things good… Rest In Peace to my friend Combat Jack….
— Peter Rosenberg (@Rosenbergradio) December 20, 2017
“Hip Hop has lost one of its most important historians and voices…we had serious ups and downs but I was so happy we had made things good…Rest In Peace to my friend Combat Jack…,” Rosenberg wrote.
Ossé had announced that he was diagnosed with cancer back in October.
“Internets, what’s up? It’s your man Combat Jack. In 7 years of podcasting, I’ve never missed an episode. I got hit with some real life sh*t. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. I was rushed to the hospital, had some pretty severe surgery. I’m on the mend right now. I’m about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine. Take care of your health. Your boy ain’t going nowhere though. We’re gonna keep doing this. Keep rocking with us. #RaiseTheBar #CombatCancer Let’s Go!”
A former hip-hop music attorney and executive, as well as the former managing editor of The Source, Ossé, led the Combat Jack Show podcast alongside co-hosts Dallas Penn, Premium Pete, DJ Benhameen, AKing, and Just Blaze.
A number of fans and friends of Ossé’s have also expressed their condolences on Twitter including Elliott Wilson, Rob Markman, Action Bronson, The Alchemist, and DeRay Mckesson.
Heartbreaking. RIP Reggie "Combat Jack" Osse. Great man, storyteller and leader. Your contributions to hip hop will never ever be forgotten. Ultimate salute. pic.twitter.com/McK0F9TvYp
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) December 20, 2017
Rest In Peace to Reggie Ossé; a real friend and a constant inspiration. Love you forever Combat Jack!
— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) December 20, 2017
DAMN MAN REST IN PEACE TO MY BROTHER @Combat_Jack ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO EVER EMBRACE ME IN THIS WHOLE SHIT. MY HEART IS HEAVY MAN FUCK. LOVE ALWAYS.
— FUCK THATS DELICIOUS (@ActionBronson) December 20, 2017
Rest in peace Combat Jack.
— Alchemist (@Alchemist) December 20, 2017
Combat Jack was one of the kindest and most honest people I’ve ever met. He had a heart of gold.
RIP, @Combat_Jack. You are missed.
— deray (@deray) December 20, 2017
We offer our condolences to Ossé’s family and friends during this time.