On Tuesday afternoon, news was confirmed that Queens rapper and Mobb Deep co-founder Prodigy died in Las Vegas at age 42. He has battled the disease of sickle cell anemia since his birth, so that is believed to have been a contributor to his death. While the cause of death is unclear, his legacy certainly is: between his role in Mobb Deep and his solo career, Prodigy is one of the most respected, influential rappers of all time. Frequent collaborator Nas broke the news first, but plenty of other artists have sent their condolences. See below for responses from other rappers, collaborators, friends and fans.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep passes away at age 42