Hip-hop fans and celebrities are mourning the loss of hop-hop trailblazer Combat Jack after news of his death broke early Wednesday.
Born Reggie Osse, the influencer was a well-known hip-hop attorney, historian, editor and podcast host. He gained recognition for his extensive knowledge on the culture and connection to famed artists, including Jay Z and Capone-N-Noreaga.
He died just two months after announcing he’d been diagnosed with colon cancer.
As details regarding his death hit the internet, many flocked to social media to express their condolences and share their favorite memories of the famed trailblazer.
Several said they were shocked to hear about his passing. Not everyone knew he had been battling the illness.
Others complimented his work ethic, sharing how much they were able to learn from him. They heralded him as a pioneer and legend in the industry.
A few praised him for his dedication to his craft, while also reflecting on his gentle spirit. Many called him “kind” and said he had “a heart of gold.”
A slew of celebrities chimed in, too. From radio personalities to rappers, supporters wrote how much they would miss him.