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Rapper Black Rob reportedly passed away in an Atlanta hospital on Saturday, April 17. He was 51.

Rob's death was confirmed on social media by his former Bad Boy Records label mate Mark Curry.

Variety magazine also confirmed the news through independent sources on Saturday.

In a video, Curry choked back tears, saying, "I don't know where to begin this. But I thank everybody for the donations. Rob passed away about an hour ago."

In a separate video, Curry said, "Rest in peace to my brother. I was there with him. I was there with him."

The sad news comes about a week after video surfaced of Rob in an Atlanta hospital. He sent condolences to rap legend DMX.

A second video showed Rob out of the hospital. The rapper, born Robert Ross, thanked fans for their support and spoke about the health issues and homelessness he struggled with for years.

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"Oh man, I've been dealing with this for five years," he said. "Four strokes... I don't know what to tell you man. Sh*t is crazy. The sh*t is hard. I don't got no house to live in — except maybe an apartment."

Curry said he spoke with his former boss, rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs, who was heavily criticized for not helping Rob after his health declined.

"Puff -- I ain't talked to Puff in 15 years. We talked today," Curry said. "This is the beginning of a new us. Rob made sure he knew what he had to do before he parted this world to make sure we all alright, and that's what he did. Bad boy for life, yo."

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Rob was best known for his hit single "Whoa!" He is pictured with Combs in a photo dated July 9, 2001.

Originally from Harlem, NY, he began rapping as a preteen. He released four studio albums beginning with his debut album, Life Story, in 2000. He was featured on Combs' album Bad Boy 4 Life, along with Curry.

His most recent release was his 2015 mixtape, Genuine Article.

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Rap fans groaned when reports spread that hip-hop star Black Rob was hospitalized with an unknown illness last week.

The rapper, born Robert Ross, trended on Twitter.com after a video showed him in the hospital a day after rap legend DMX died.

Rob, 51, is best known for his hit song "Whoah!", which peaked at number 43 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 2000.

Fans were concerned for Rob's health because he looked frail and weak.

Rob said: "What's goin' on. I don't know what the pain is, the pain is crazy man. It's helping me out though, but it's making me realize I got a lot to go on."

A day later, another video surfaced in which Rob said he is homeless and living from pillar to post.

Atlanta author Patrick "Big Cheez" Goines offered Rob a place to stay until he gets back on his feet.

Industry veteran Mark Curry gave an update:

"Black Rob just got discharged from the hospital," he said. "It's overwhelming to see how many people care about our legends... I don't know who put it out there... but, he's good!"

A GoFundMe account raised $10,000 of a $50,000 goal for medical expenses.

On Saturday, Rob updated his Instagram account with a message about clout chasing bloggers.

"Don’t always believe what the media post with out true context! Cats always wants to spread negativity for a come up!"