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"Flava In Ya Ear' Rapper Craig Mack Dead At 46

WALTERBORO, S.C. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - Rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear" has died in South Carolina.

The coroner in Colleton County says the 46-year-old Mack died at his home in Walterboro on Monday evening. Mack is said to have died of heart failure.

Craig Mack
Rapper Craig Mack. (credit: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

The Long Island, New York, native at one time was part of Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment, which released his first album, "Project: Funk da World," anchored by "Flava in Ya Ear," which was nominated for a Grammy. His follow-up single, "Get Down" went gold.

After Mack left Diddy, he released a second album, "Operation: Get Down" in 1997 but left the music industry and devoted his life to religion.

DJ Scratch said on Instagram that Mack formerly handled his turntable setups and breakdowns.

Mack is survived by his wife and two children.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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