Former Three 6 Mafia rapper Gangsta Boo, dead at 43

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Gangsta Boo, a former member of the rap group Three 6 Mafia, has died at age 43.

According to ABC’s local Memphis TV affiliate WATN, the rapper, born Lola Mitchell, was found dead on the porch of a Whitehaven home on Sunday, January 1. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Gangsta Boo was a pioneer for female rappers in ‘90s. More recently, she was featured on GloRilla and Latto’s collaboration “FTCU,” a track inspired by Three 6 Mafia’s “Tear Da Club Up.”

Tributes poured in following news of Boo’s passing. Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul and Juicy J both shared photos of their former groupmate on Instagram, which garnered comments from Lil Jon, Ludacris, Outkast’s Big Boi2Chainz and more.

DrakeMissy ElliottTy Dolla $ign and Latto were also among the artists honoring Gangsta Boo’s legacy with posts on social media.

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