Three 6 Mafia’s ‘Koopsta Knicca’ dies at 40
Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Cooper Phillips, a member of the Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, passed away early Friday after suffering a massive stroke. He was 40.
The rapper “went in peace,” Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul told Commercial Appeal. “Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever. He will be missed. We made classics together that’ll live on.”
Knicca was hospitalized and on life support since last weekend after suffering a stroke.
Former Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J saluted him on Instagram. “R.I.P koopsta Knicca we made history! You will be missed #mafia4life prayers up for the family.”