Rapper C-Knight Dies at 52 After Suffering Stroke

Rapper C-Knight of the group The Dove Shack (Credit: Instagram/@boroc.doveshack)

Dove Shack rapper C-Knight has died just weeks after he suffered a massive stroke. He was 52.

TMZ and C-Knight’s former group mate Bo Roc confirmed his death on Tuesday, Nov. 7, after he was taken off life support.

The rapper, born Arnez Blount, had been hospitalized since Oct. 18, when he fell ill from complications of diabetes, as previously reported.

He was rushed to dialysis after his blood sugar level climbed dangerously high, but suffered a stroke while undergoing dialysis.

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Earlier this week, his father George Lee Washington Blount Jr. told TMZ his son went into cardiac arrest and had to be revived by doctors. Additional complications followed and he was said to be “unresponsive.”

Family members had been awaiting the results of an MRI to determine if there was a possibility that he might recover. On Tuesday, they made the difficult decision to remove him from life support.

Bo Roc remembered his former group mate on Instagram.

“This is like a f–king nightmare. I swear this sh-t hurt different and I don’t want to talk about sh-t to nobody so please just let me be and pray for us… On my soul, I love you bro and I already don’t know what the f–k to do wit u being gone,” he shared.

C-Knight, Bo Roc and 2Scoops formed Long Beach, California, G-funk group — The Dove Shack in the 1990s.

Warren G included the group’s first single “This Is the Shack” on his hit album Regulate…G Funk Era. The Dove Shack released their debut album, also called This Is the Shack, in 1995.

The single “Summertime in the LBC” featuring Arnita Porter climbed the charts and was featured in the film The Show.