The grime legend passed two years after announcing his diagnosis.
According to reports, MC Stormin has died. His rep confirmed the news to Metro.co.uk Monday morning.
In 2016, MC Stormin, whose given name is Shaun Lewis, revealed he was suffering from stage 2 skin cancer in an open letter to his fans writing, “Is it a test? No it’s a fight I will win so when I’m gone just know it’s for a short time and I’ll #BRB.” That same year, he’d address the cancer on his album #BRB (Be Right Back), and would use social media to document the battle.
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Back in hospital gotta stay in over night because I couldn’t swallow this morning or breath propa I thought I was gonna die so I give thanks to the king almighty Jah Rastafari and my woman because I honestly thought I wouldn’t be alive today 🙏🏾
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DJ Phantasy broke the news of his death on Instagram.
So gutted to be typing this. My brother Stormin sadly passed away this morning.
He battled till… https://t.co/NHR7osUDGD
— Link in Bio 👉 TELL ME OUT NOW (@djphantasy) February 19, 2018
R.I.P Stormin 🌍 pic.twitter.com/jgbW8vHv2A
— Big Smoke – (@Skepta) February 19, 2018
MC Stormin came to fame through pirate radio station Deja Vu in the early 2000s.
As an original founding member of N.A.S.T.Y. Crew alongside grime heavyweights like Kano, D Double E, and Jammer, MC Stormin became a trailblazing force for a genre definitive of contemporary British music and culture.
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