Malik Taylor


Age: 45

rapper and lyricist known as Phife Dawg whose witty wordplay was a linchpin of the groundbreaking hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest who was part of several rap classics with Tribe, including Scenario, Bonita Applebaum, Can I Kick It?, and I Left My Wallet in El Segundo, among others.

Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes

Born: November 20, 1970

Died: March 22, 2016

San Francisco, California