Black The Ripper's cause of death has been confirmed following an autopsy.
The rapper died on April 6th, sparking a huge wave of tributes across the full spectrum of UK music.
Emerging from the UK hip-hop underground while also working with a range of grime producers, his warm, easy-going nature was matched to some stellar artistry in the booth.
Building a vastly influential catalogue, Black The Ripper was also a high profile campaigner for the legalisation of cannabis.
News of his death left fans devastated, with producer Dexplicit sharing news that the rapper died following a "sudden heart attack".
It remains an enormously sad loss - he was only 32 years old.
Update from the family of Dean West aka Black The Ripper... pic.twitter.com/FvkTHdAnDS— BLACK THE RIPPER (@Dexplicit) July 7, 2020
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