(AllHipHop News) The family of A Tribe Called Quest group member Phife have confirmed the cause of death of the legendary M.C., who unexpectedly died on March 22.
Phife, born Malik I. Taylor, passed away due to complications resulting from his long, and well-documented struggle with diabetes.
"Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend. We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family." The family of A Tribe Called Quest group member, Phife Dawg
Phife's manager Dion Liverpool said he would continue to honor Phife and his contributions to Hip-Hop culture around the world.
"Even with all his success, I have never met a person as humble as he," said Phife's manager Dion Liverpool. "He taught me that maintaining a positive attitude and outlook can conquer anything. Now my brother is resting in greatness. I'm honored to have crossed paths with him. Riddim Kidz 4eva."