Former Boogie Down Productions rapper, ex-wife of KRS-One Ms. Melodie has died

From Jam.canoe:

Former Boogie Down Productions rapper Ms. Melodie has died.

The ex-wife of hip-hop icon KRS-One passed away on Tuesday and her good friend, R&B singer/songwriter Monifah, has since confirmed the sad news via her Twitter.com blog.

In a series of posts on Wednesday, she writes, “RIP Miss Melody. Please keep her children, family & loved ones in ur (sic) prayers. HipHopRoyalty… A friend of ours told me she went last nite (sic).”

Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons has also paid tribute to the late star, tweeting, “RIP Ms. Melodie. a dope MC”.

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