'90s Rapper Craig Mack Dead at 46

March 13, 2018

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Rapper Craig Mack, who shot to fame in the '90s with his platinum hit "Flava in Ya Ear," has died at the age of 46. The New York Daily News reports that Mack passed away from heart failure on Monday at a hospital near his home in Walterboro, South Carolina. "God bless my friend. He was a good friend of mine," Mack's producer Alvin Toney told the outlet. "Nobody got to understand his story. I wanted the world to know the talent he had. It was something I wanted people to enjoy, but it was cut short because he was very religious and wanted to go to church...He was prepared for whatever comes, to go home to the Lord. He was prepared to do that. He wasn't scared. He was ready." Mack, who is survived by his wife and two adult children, found fame on Diddy's Bad Boy Records label in the mid-'90s before being overshadowed by fellow artists like Notorious B.I.G. Toney adds that he had plans to film a documentary about Mack before his passing.