ACCLAIMED Mercury-nominated UK rapper, Ty has died aged 47.
The Nigerian-British musician died on Thursday, May 7 after contracting pneumonia while recovering from coronavirus.
Ty was known for a witty, mature style that owed more to the old-school US rappers than the grittier street sounds of London.
In 2004, Ty’s second album, Upwards, was nominated for the Mercury Prize alongside Amy Winehouse, The Streets and eventual winners Franz Ferdinand.
Ty contracted coronavirus earlier this year, and a fundraising page set up in April said he had been “put in a medically induced coma to temporarily sedate to help his body receive the appropriate treatment”.