Prodigy, half of the rap duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday at a Las Vegas hospital. The rapper was hospitalized for complications of the debilitating blood disease sickle cell anemia. Born Albert Johnson, Prodigy was diagnosed with sickle cell as an infant.
His cause of death has not yet been confirmed, it's raised questions about the disease. Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with STAT's Sharon Begley (@sxbegle) about the latest advancements for treatment of sickle cell.
This segment aired on June 21, 2017.
- We’ve Known For 50 years What Causes Sickle Cell Disease. Where’s The Cure?
- Mobb Deep's Prodigy Dies At 42
- Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults
- Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide