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Reggie “Combat Jack” Ossé has died at the age of 48. The hip-hop icon, who was best known for his podcast “The Combat Jack Show,” passed away after a battle with colon cancer.

According to Uproxx, Ossé’s “death was confirmed by one of his closest associates in New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg, who issued a fond farewell on Twitter.” In addition to hosting “The Combat Jack Show,” where he interviewed Russell Simmons, Damon Dash, RZA and others, Ossé was also a former hip-hop attorney, marketing executive and editor of The Source.

The podcaster revealed his cancer diagnosis in October. “Internets, what’s up? It’s your man Combat Jack,” a statement from his show’s official Twitter read. “In 7 years of podcasting, I’ve never missed an episode. I got hit with some real life shit. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. I was rushed to the hospital, had some pretty severe surgery.”

He continued, “I’m on the mend right now. I’m about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine. Take care of your health. Your boy ain’t going nowhere though. We’re gonna keep doing this. Keep rocking with us.”

Many took to social media Wednesday to remember the hip-hop icon. Take a look at the tweets below:

Social Media Remembers Hip-Hop Icon Reggie ‘Combat Jack’ Ossé

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