British rapper Ty ( Chijioke ) dies from coronavirus at the age of 47 after being hospitalised

British rapper Ty dies from coronavirus at the age of 47 after being hospitalised

Ty has died at the age of 47 after contracting coronavirus.

The rapper’s death was confirmed by his team on Thursday after he was hospitalised and placed in a medically-induced coma following ‘complications’ surrounding the virus.

Ty – real name born Ben Chijioke – was previously nominated for the Mercury Prize for his acclaimed album Upwards.

A fundraising page explained Ty was admitted to hospital with medical complications related to the coronavirus.

The star was then placed into a medically-induced coma, and later put on a ventilator, but was moved out of intensive care after his condition improved.

In the fundraisers’ last post on April 19, friend Diane Laidlow said: ‘Hey guys. Just to update you that TY is now out of the intensive care unit and is on a normal ward. He is doing much better. Super excited.

‘I closed the page a few days ago but several people contacted me because they wanted to donate so I opened it again for a few days.’

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