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.