Renowned Grime figurehead Stormin has passed away, as confirmed by Metro overnight.
It was confirmed that the popular, UK based MC lost his battle with skin cancer on the morning of February 19, after a 3-year battle with the disease.
He addressed fans and friends alike in 2016 that he was diagnosed with stage 2 skin cancer, writing “Is it a test? No it’s a fight I will win so when I’m gone just know it’s for a short time and I’ll #BRB”. He later went on to release the album ‘#BRB (Be Right Back)’ that addressed his struggle with cancer.
In November of 2017, Stormin revealed that he was cancer free following treatment, however his health continued to fade over the coming months.
Members of the Grime community have spoken out following the confirmation of Stormin’s death, including Skepta, Frisco and Toddla T among others. See their tributes below and revisit some Stormin gold below. R.I.P.
R.I.P Stormin 🌍 pic.twitter.com/jgbW8vHv2A
— SKEPTA (@Skepta) February 19, 2018
Stormin 😢 What a fighter! Rest in perfect peace brother 🌹 #RIP
— FRISCO (@BigFris) February 19, 2018
Icon. Rest in power Stormin 💚 pic.twitter.com/eSK7Qx1Pfy
— TODDLA T (@TODDLAT) February 19, 2018