Yesterday (June 20) marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic and sudden passing of legendary rapper and Mobb Deep member Prodigy. The Source is exclusively reporting that on June 15th, Prodigy’s family and estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Las Vegas against the hospital that was treating Prodigy when he died. The complaint alleges that the Spring Valley Medical Center, as well as one of its physicians, provided improper medical care which resulted in Prodigy’s death.


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Prodigy, who was 42 years old at the time of his passing, was in Las Vegas performing with Mobb Deep right hand man Havoc as part of the Art of Rap Tour. On June 18, 2017, following his final performance, Prodigy was admitted to Spring Valley Medical Center after suffering a significant medical episode arising from his life-long battle with sickle-cell anemia. Days later, on the morning of June 20, Prodigy was found unresponsive by hospital staff.

It was reported at the time that Prodigy passed away from choking on food. The complaint, which was filed on behalf of the family by The Gage Law Firm, alleges that the Spring Valley hospital breached their duty of care for Prodigy by “failing to maintain a working IV access,” and by “failing to continuously monitor oxygen levels” as ordered by physicians in the hospital and that those failures lead to the death of Prodigy.

The Source sends its thoughts and condolences to Prodigy’s friends and family. We’ll be showing our love for Prodigy throughout the week on this difficult anniversary and we’ll be sure to keep you guys updated on further developments.