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MC Stormin dies after battle with skin cancer

R.I.P: MC Stormin (Photo credit: REX

MC STORMIN has died after being diagnosed with a form of skin cancer two years ago.

Fans and friends of the grime pioneer, have taken to social media to share their condolences following news of his death.

The news was reported by DJ Phantasy, who posted on Instagram: "So gutted to be typing this. My brother Stormin sadly passed away this morning. He battled til the very end. The strongest person I've ever known. I'll always make sure no one ever forgets you my brave."

Tributes from the likes of Skepta, Toddla T, Frisco, DJ Target, Jaykae, and the BBC Radio 1Xtra account, have shared their thoughts on the Grime legend.

"We have lost a grime soldier," wrote Wiley. "#MyBrudda #Stormin ???????????????????? #SeeYouOnTheOtherSide #RIP ????"

Stormin was a member of N.A.S.T.Y Crew, one of grime's founding collectives. He revealed he was battling a form of skin cancer in an open letter to his fans, which was published in July 2016.

He later announced in November that he was "cancer free" but from comments and tributes left by friends, fans and supporters, it appears that it may have returned.

Skepta tweeted "RIP Stormin", Rag 'n' Bone Man called it "very sad news", while DJ Logan Sama tweeted he was "so so glad I got to spend a few more hours sitting with Stormin and his wonderful family and friends before his passing.

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