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Kangol Kid, UTFO rapper who pined for ‘Roxanne,’ dies at 55

As a member of the Brooklyn rap group UTFO, Kangol Kid helped craft one of hip-hop’s earliest viral hits, “Roxanne, Roxanne,” a self-deprecating jam about a fictional woman — “she’s an apple, a pear, a plum and a peach” — who rejects the rappers’ macho advances. Released in 1984 as the B-side to a largely forgotten single, “Hanging Out,” the track sold more than a quarter-million copies and launched what seemed like a thousand response records.
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Kangol Kid, UTFO member dies from colon cancer

Kangol Kid, born Shaun Shiller Fequiere, a member of the iconic hip-hop group Untouchable Force Organization (UTFO), died from colon cancer Saturday, Dec. 18, at a hospital in Manhasset, New York. He was 55 and was diagnosed with cancer in February. Many knew Kid for wearing Kangol hats and his...
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Hip-Hop Pioneer, Producer Kangol Kid Dies

Hip-Hop pioneer, rapper and music producer Kangol Kid has transitioned. His son confirmed his death in an Instagram post Saturday. Kangol, whose real name was Shaun Shiller Fequiere died after a battle with colorectal cancer after a diagnosis in February. Kangol Kid and his group UTFO are pioneers of early...
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UTFO rapper Kangol Kid dies at 55; Olivia Munn welcomes baby with John Mulaney; more: Buzz

Kangol Kid, a member of the hip-hop group UTFO, is dead at 55. The Associated Press reports the rapper, whose real name was Shaun Shiller Fequiere, died Saturday at a hospital in Manhasset, New York, after being diagnosed with colon cancer earlier this year. He was known for wearing Kangol hats in the four-member group UTFO (Untouchable Force Organization), which had hits in the ‘80s with “Roxanne, Roxanne” and “Ya Cold Wanna Be With Me.”
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UTFO rapper Kangol Kid dies at 55 after battle with cancer

Kangol Kid, a member of the legendary hip-hop group UTFO, has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 55. The family of Kangol Kid — whose real name is Shaun Shiller Fequiere — said in a statement that he died peacefully around 3 a.m. Saturday at a hospital in Manhasset, New York. He was diagnosed with cancer in February.
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Kangol Kid, hip-hop pioneer, has died at 55

The influential rapper and UTFO member Shaun Shiller Fequiere, known by his stage name Kangol Kid, has died at the age of 55. "I just wanna hear you again, another hug, another embarrassing kiss," the rapper's son T.Shaun Fequiere wrote in a Dec. 18 Instagram post confirming his death. The rapper's death comes after he announced he had been diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2021.
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UTFO frontman Kangol Kid has died aged 55

Kangol Kid – frontman and co-founder of hip hop outfit UTFO – has died aged 55 after a ten-month battle with colon cancer. As reported by HipHopDX, veteran New York promoter Van Silk (who is also undergoing treatment for the same cancer) confirmed the news in a text to the outlet.
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Legendary NYC rapper Kangol Kid of UTFO dead of cancer at 55

Kangol Kid, a member of iconic New York City hip-hop group UTFO, died on Saturday at the age of 55 after a battle with colon cancer. The Brooklyn-born rapper, whose real name is Shaun Shiller Fequiere, died peacefully around 3 a.m. on Saturday at a hospital in Manhasset, New York, 10 months after he was first diagnosed, according to a statement from his family.
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Kangol Kid, Member of Hip-Hop Group UTFO, Dies of Cancer at 55

Kangol Kid, a member of the legendary hip-hop group UTFO, has died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 55. The family of Kangol Kid — whose real name is Shaun Shiller Fequiere — said in a statement that he died peacefully around 3 a.m. Saturday at a hospital in Manhasset, New York. He was diagnosed with cancer in February. Kid was known for often sporting the popular Kangol headwear and being a member of UTFO, which stands for Untouchable Force Organization. The four-member group was known for 1980s hits including “Roxanne, Roxanne” and “Ya Cold Wanna Be With Me.” Along with his hip-hop success, Kid became recognized for his efforts against breast cancer through the Mama Luke Foundation. Following his diagnosis, he had spoken publicly about the need for regular screening.
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Kangol Kid, UTFO Rapper, Dead at 55

Kangol Kid has passed away after a battle with stage 4 colon cancer. Veteran New York promoter Van Silk (who is undergoing treatment for the same cancer) confirmed the news to HipHopDX. “RIP KANGOL KID. He passed at 3:02 a.m. My prayers go out to my brother who fought a...
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"Roxanne Roxanne" rapper, UTFO co-founder Kangol Kid dies at age 55

(December 18, 2021) We are extremely sad to report the death of legendary UTFO co-founder Kangol Kid, at the too young age of 55. Kangol had been battling colon cancer and had been hospitalized for several weeks. Born Shiller Shaun Fequiere, Kangol Kid was a top notch breakdancer, and he...
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UTFO Rapper Kangol Kid Is Dead At 55 After A Battle With Colon Cancer

Rapper and producer Kangol Kid, who was also a member of Brooklyn’s Untouchable Force Organization (UTFO) trio, has passed away at the age of 55 following a battle with colon cancer, according to Rolling Stone. His death marks a sad ending to a brief bout with cancer; he announced his diagnosis earlier this year, in a post in February. Last month, Kangol, born Shaun Fequiere, shared a picture of fellow rapper LL Cool J visiting him at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York following a surgical procedure.
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