Whodini rapper John “Ecstasy” Fletcher has died at the age of 56.
Musician and journalist Questlove broke the news Wednesday afternoon.
“One love for Ecstasy by the legendary #Whodini,” he said.
This man was legendary and a crucial member of one of the most legendary groups in hip hop. This is sad man. ”
Ecstasy formed the group Whodini with Jalil Hutchins in Brooklyn, New York, in 1982, before DJ Grandmaster Dee joined in 1986.
The trio was responsible for hits “The Haunted House of Rock”, “Friends” and “Freaks Come Out at Night.”
The group received the Hip Hop Icon Award at the third annual Black Music Honors in 2018.
Following the news of his death, several artists took to social media to share their sympathy.
Ice Cube sent a photo of the artist and wrote: “Thank you Ecstasy for showing us how we do it. REST IN PEACE.”
Rapper Jermaine Dupri shared a video of Fletcher with the caption: “My God, this one hurts me so much, I can not even believe I’m sending this, Ex you know, I love you, thank you for every word, every conversation every good time, may your soul rest in power #whodini q. ”
“RIP to Ecstasy from http://Whodini.one of the most appreciated voices in hip hop. Too many hits! Compassion for his family, “wrote the rapper Q-Tip.