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.’