It’s with heavy hearts that we share the news of Combat Jack, known to many friends and family as Reggie Osse, has passed away today at the age of 48 after battling with colon cancer. The announcement was made on Twitter this morning after one of his closest colleagues, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg shared the tragic news. Back in October, the trailblazing hip-hop personality announced on his Twitter that he was diagnosed with colon cancer, telling fans:
“Internets, what’s up? It’s your man Combat Jack. In 7 years of podcasting, I’ve never missed an episode. I got hit with some real life sh*t. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. I was rushed to the hospital, had some pretty severe surgery. I’m on the mend right now. I’m about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine.” Despite the setback, Ossé made clear he was going to be fighting hard and wasn’t going to it slow him down, further adding, “Take care of your health. Your boy ain’t going nowhere though. We’re going to keep doing this. Keep rocking’ with us.”
Prior to his seminal hip-hop podcast The Combat Jack Show, Reggie Ossé was a revered hip-hop music attorney and executive. He’ll be remembered by his four children, Rest In Peace, Combat.
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