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Rapper Kangol Kid dies at 55 after battle with cancer

Kangol Kid, a member of the legendary hip-hop group UTFO, has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 55.

The family of Kangol Kid whose real name is Shaun Shiller Fequiere said in a statement that he died peacefully around 3:00am on Saturday at a hospital in Manhasset, New York.

He was diagnosed with cancer in February.




Kid was known for often sporting the popular Kangol headwear and being a member of UTFO, which stands for Untouchable Force Organization.

The four-member group was known for 1980s hits including “Roxanne, Roxanne” and “Ya Cold Wanna Be With Me.”

Along with his hip-hop success, Kid became recognized for his efforts against cancer through the Mama Luke Foundation.



Following his diagnosis, he had spoken publicly about the need for regular screening.