Shock G of Digital Underground Dead at 57
The music industry has lost a star.
According to The New York Times, Gregory Edward Jacobs, otherwise known as Shock G, was found dead at a hotel in Tampa, Fla.
on April 22.
He was 57 years old.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office confirmed the rapper's death to the newspaper but did not reveal a cause of death.
Jacobs' father Edward Racker told TMZ, which was first to report the news, that authorities will conduct an autopsy.
"Shock was a very kind person, and an inspiration to many," a source close to Jacobs also told E! News, "and he will be sorely missed." Jacobs formed the hip-hop group Digital Underground with Chopmaster J and Kenny K in 1987.
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