the British rapper Ben Chijioke, known as Ty, has died from the coronavirus. This publication reports The Guardian.

In early April, the musician was hospitalized due to complications caused by COVID-19. There he entered a medically induced coma. Soon as hip-hop artist has improved, he was transferred from intensive care to a regular ward. Later it became known that Chijioke developed pneumonia which was the cause of death. He was 47 years old.

Ty, born in London in 1972 in the family of Nigerian immigrants, he released his debut album Awkward in 2001. Throughout his career he has collaborated with such artists as De La Soul, Soweto Kinch and Roots Manuva. In addition, he has worked with renowned drummer and Creator afrobeat Tony Allen, who passed away on may 1.

the Album Upwards that Ty released in 2004, was nominated for the Mercury prize. In 2019, the hip-hop artist formed the band hip-hop Kingdem with rappers Blak Twang and Rodney P.