Craig Mack has died at age 46, his producer has confirmed to the Daily News.
The Long Island rapper who rose to fame on Diddy’s Bad Boy label with his the best-selling single 'Flava in Ya Ear' in 1994, died of heart failure at a hospital near his Walterboro, S.C., home on Monday.
“God bless my friend. He was a good friend of mine,” said Alvin Toney, who produced Mack’s albums “Project: Funk Da World” and "Get Down Remix."
Craig was a childhood friend of Erick Sermon and had originally planned to sign to EPMD's Hit Squad, but instead signed with Diddy and in 1993, he made his debut on Mary J. Blige's classic, What's The 411 remix LP.
Before his death, Craig had turned his life over to GOD and a video of his rapping in a church had recently surfaced.
Rest In Power Mack.