Pioneering Hip-Hop Artist Kangol Kid Has Died Aged 55 After Being Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

The rapper, whose real name was Shaun Shiller Fequiere, was best known for being a member of the four-piece group UTFO, who formed in the early 1980s.

In a statement, Fequiere’s family said that he died peacefully at a hospital in Manhasset, New York on Saturday (18 December).

UFTO – which stood for ‘Untouchable Force Organization’ – archived chart success with singles including “Roxanne, Roxanne”, “Leader of the Pack” and “Ya Cold Wanna Be With Me”.

The other members of the Brooklyn-based group were Doctor Ice, Mix Master Ice, and Educated Rapper, who died in 2017.

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