Fresh Kid Ice of the controversial yet legendary Hip-Hop group 2 Live Crew died in Miami at age 53.
The news has been confirmed by his former manager, Luther Campbell, who tweeted his condolences.
My Condolence goes out to the family Chris Wong Wong Fresh Kid Ice of the 2 Live Crew who just passed away people we lost a legend
— LUTHER R CAMPBELL (@unclelukereal1) July 13, 2017
Fresh Kid Ice, whose real name is Chris Wong Won, passed away from an undisclosed medical condition in a Miami hospital this morning (July 13, 2017).
He founded 2 Live Crew with Amazing Vee and DJ Mr. Mixx in 1984. DJ Mr. Mixx left the group after they relocated to Miami, and Brother Marquis joined. Campbell gave the group a record deal, served as their manager, and joined the group as rapper Luke Skywalker.
2 Live Crew’s career was fraught with controversy. Fresh Kid was even arrested for performing songs from the album Nasty as They Wanna Be at Club Futura in Hollywood. A judge ruled he violated federal obscenity laws.