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Prodigy apparently showed signs that he was ill after his performance on Saturday. TMZ reports that the rapper was reportedly feeling so sick during an after party in Las Vegas that he was wheeled out on a stretcher and taken to the hospital where he later died.

The Mobb Deep star arrived at The Mirage for the official after party at 1OAK, where he was supposed to perform. At around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, he told people he wasn’t feeling well and those around him were so concerned they put him on a gurney. Prodigy, who suffered from sickle cell all of his life, was also showing signs of being sick earlier that day, when he was supposed to meet with fans at a concert, but canceled because he was feeling ill.

Adding insult to injury, the Queens emcee reportedly choked on an egg Tuesday morning in the hospital, where he’d been getting treatment for sickle cell anemia. Prodigy’s disease was aggrevated by extreme desert temperatures that reportedly got as high as 110 degrees during the concert. His sickness made him prone to dehydration and caused his immune system to weaken. As we reported, the hip hop legend passed away on Tuesday, however, his cause of death has not been confirmed.

Check out the photo of Prodigy heading back to The Mirage on a stretcher here.

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