Back in June of this year, A biopic about legendary Miami rap group 2 Live Crew is headed to movie theaters… Lionsgate is producing ‘The Book of Luke’ based on Luther Campbell’s memoir ‘Book of Luke: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City.
According to reports, Fresh Kid Ice, a founding member of the Miami hip hop group 2 Live Crew, has died at 53.
His manager DJ Debo confirmed his Thursday death to USA TODAY but did not provide details as to the cause.
Born Chris Wong Won in 1964, the biracial Fresh Kid Ice was hip hop’s first notable rapper of Asian descent thanks to his Cantonese grandfather, also going by the name “The Chinaman.”
Luther Campbell, now known as Uncle Luke after a legal threat overhis original moniker Luke Skywalker, shared the news of Fresh Kid Ice’s passing on Twitter Thursday morning. “My Condolence goes out to the family Chris Wong Wong Fresh Kid Ice of the 2 Live Crew who just passed away people we lost a legend,” he wrote.