The entire Hip Hop community is saddened after learning of the passing of Brother Marquis of the 2 Live Crew, who reportedly died yesterday (June 3), according to the group’s social media accounts. Marquis was 57 years old.


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There is still no report on Marquis’ cause of death; however, it has been reported that he died from natural causes, and foul play is not suspected in his death.

Marquis, whose real name is Mark Ross, joined 2 Live Crew and DJ Mr. Mixx, Fresh Kid Ice, and Luke Skywalker in the ’86. Marquis was a part of the group’s heyday, appearing on albums The 2 Live Crew Is What We Are, Move Somethin’, As Nasty As They Wanna Be, Banned in the U.S.A., and As Nasty as They Wanna Be Part II.

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Marquis will forever be part of the 2 Live Crew legacy and will forever be remembered in the history of Hip-Hop. The Northstar Group/The Source Magazine offers condolences to his friends and family.