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It’s with a heavy heart that we report the news that Reggie Ossé, better known as Combat Jack, has passed away after losing his battle with colon cancer. He was 53.

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In October, Ossé revealed that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer, which he fought with nothing but positivity and determination until losing his battle this morning. Our thoughts go out to his family.

A humble giant in hip-hop, Combat Jack got his start in the industry as an attorney, representing the likes of JAY-Z and Dame Dash, before making the switch to writing and podcasting. As the host of The Combat Jack Show podcast, he interviewed everyone from J. Cole and Jeezy to Kool Herc and Red Alert, and endeared himself to countless listeners.

Rest in power Combat Jack. Feel free to run back some of your favorite Combat Jack Show episodes today in tribute.

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