Ty (rapper)

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Birth nameBenedict Chijioke
Born(1972-08-17)17 August 1972
London, England
OriginBrixton, South London, UK
Died7 May 2020(2020-05-07) (aged 47)
London, England
GenresBritish hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer
Years active1990–2020
LabelsBBE, Big Dada, Jazz re:freshed

Benedict Chijioke (17 August 1972 – 7 May 2020), better known by his stage name Ty, was a British rapper. He released the albums Awkward (2001), Upwards (2004), Closer (2006), Special Kind of Fool (2010) and A Work of Heart (2018). Ty was based in London.

In April 2020, Ty was hospitalized in London for COVID-19. He died on 7 May 2020 from pneumonia caused by the infection at the age of 47.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rapper Ty dies after contracting coronavirus". The Independent. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  2. "Ty Chijioke has died". Voice Online. 2020-05-07. Retrieved 2020-05-07.