Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, a member of the trailblazing hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, died of complications resulting from diabetes Tuesday, according to a statement released by his family. He was 45 years old and had suffered health problems in recent years. Rolling Stone said he underwent a kidney transplant in 2008.
"Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend," the statement read. "We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten."