UTFO’s Kangol Kid Dies Aged 55 After Battle With Cancer | WGN 720 radio


FILE – Kangol Kid attends the “Black Nativity” premiere on Monday, November 18, 2013 in New York City. Kangol Kid, a member of legendary hip-hop group UTFO, has died of a battle with colon cancer at the age of 55. The family of Kangol Kid – real name Shaun Shiller Fequiere – said in a statement that he passed away peacefully early on Saturday. , on December 18, 2021, at a hospital in Manhasset, NY (Photo by Charles Sykes / Invision / AP, File)

Kangol Kid, member of legendary hip-hop group UTFO, has died from a battle with colon cancer. He was 55 years old.

The family of Kangol Kid – real name Shaun Shiller Fequiere – said in a statement that he passed away peacefully around 3 a.m. on Saturday at a hospital in Manhasset, New York. She was diagnosed with cancer in February.

Kid was known to often wear the popular Kangol headgear and be a member of UTFO, which stands for Organization of the Untouchable Force. The four-member group were known for their 1980s hits, including “Roxanne, Roxanne” and “Ya Cold Wanna Be With Me”.

Along with his success in hip-hop, Kid was recognized for his breast cancer efforts through the Mama Luke Foundation. After his diagnosis, he spoke publicly about the need for regular screening.


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