Koopsta Knicca, a member of Three 6 Mafia and Da Mafia 6ix, passed away Friday (Oct. 9), after suffering a major stroke last weekend. He was just 40 years old.
The news was confirmed on his Facebook page by the admin of his account, who wrote: “KOOPSTA KNICCA has officially left us all. This is a GREAT LOST to us all. We will continue to keep him alive with his music. I loved you with all my heart Koop & ive learned alot from you.”
Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul said his fallen friend “went in peace.”
“My group member and brother for over 20 years, Robert ‘Koopsta Knicca’ Phillips passed away today at 12:55 am CST from a major stroke he had sunday after showering,” Paul said. “He went in peace.
“Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever! He will be missed!!! We made classics together that’ll live on,” he continued.
Koopsta Knicca is the second member of Three 6 Mafia to pass away within the last two years. Lord Infamous died in 2013 of a suspected heart attack.