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Brooklyn Rapper Prince Markie Dee, Of 'The Fat Boys' Fame, Dies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The music world is mourning Prince Markie Dee.

The Brooklyn native, whose real name was Mark Morales, rose to fame as a member of the rap trio The Fat Boys, which found multi-platform success in the mid-1980s.

Later in his career, he became a producer, working with Jennifer Lopez and Destiny's Child. He also co-wrote Mary J. Blige's hit "Real Love."

In recent years, he worked as a radio DJ and hosted a show on Sirius XM.

His cause of death has not been released.

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