JayAre of the rap group Cali Swag District has passed away due to complications from sickle cell anemia.

He was 25. 

From TMZ:

Jay suffered from sickle cell anemia and was hospitalized Thursday for unknown reasons, this according to MTV. Hours later he went into into cardiac arrest and died.

General Da Smoove — another member of CSD — tweeted last night, “Sickle cell took my brother away from me today.”

Smoove adds, “With that being said I’m proud to know that with that disease he made the best of his life … I jus(sp) saw my bro literally fight for his life I told him ‘I love you bro’ hope’n he heard me.”

Read more at TMZ

According to the CDC, sickle cell anemia affects roughly 100,000 people in the U.S., and mainly strikes those who are of African American origin. 

There is no known cure for the disease.

Our condolences go out to JayAre’s loved ones at this time.

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