Three 6 Mafia member, Robert “Koopsta Knicca” Phillips, died on Friday morning at the age of 40.
Phillips, who suffered a stroke and brain aneurysm on Sunday, died at 12:55 a.m. after five days of being on life support.
“Dr. Confirmed With Me That @koopstaknicca36 Passed This Morning at 12:55am. You Will Be Missed My Brother!!! I Love U Koop!!! #ripkoopstaknicca,” DJ Paul wrote on Instagram.
The close friend of Knicca’s also released a statement that read:
“My group member and brother for over 20 years,” he said of his longtime friend. He “went in peace…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.”
Group members, Gangsta Boo and Juicy J also took to social media to express their sadness following the death of Knicca.
Following Knicca’s medical emergency, his management group created a GoFundMe account asking fans for their support.
“Robert Cooper Phillips better known to the world as Koopsta Knicca (Supa Cool) of the Oscar award winning group, Three 6 Mafia, is in need of his fans and friends support now, more than ever.
Koop recently suffered an aneurysm and is in critical condition at an undisclosed hospital in Memphis, TN.
Doctors have advised that arrangements should be prepared for Koop and that he is in need of a miracle. We are asking his fans to come together and help raise a fund that will support him in the event of a miracle to take care of any medical bills etc. that he may have, or towards his arrangements should they be needed.
We thank you for the outpour of care, concern, and support of Koopsta Knicca (Supa Cool). Keep him in your prayers.”