Renowned Rapper Big Pokey Passes Away After Collapsing at Beaumont Event

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Renowned rapper Big Pokey, known by his birth name Milton Powell, tragically passed away after collapsing during an event held in Beaumont, Texas. The distressing incident unfolded at the Pour09 Bar, where video footage captured the 48-year-old artist falling backwards before receiving immediate assistance from concerned individuals and paramedics who promptly administered CPR. Despite swift transportation to the hospital, Powell's health ultimately deteriorated, leading to his unfortunate demise on Sunday.

In the aftermath of this untimely loss, a spokesperson conveyed profound sorrow, emphasizing Powell's profound significance to his family, friends, and devoted fanbase. Reverently called "The Hardest Pit In The Litter!"—an homage to his groundbreaking debut album—Powell's influence on the music realm was revered.

A notable member of the esteemed collective Screwed Up Click, based in Houston, Big Pokey's noteworthy contributions to the industry were exemplified by his collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion on the acclaimed track "Southside Royalty Freestyle" last year, showcasing his remarkable talent and versatility.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner took to the platform of Twitter to pay homage to Powell, recognizing him as a legendary rapper, while extending heartfelt prayers and condolences to his bereaved loved ones. The music community echoed their profound sorrow, with fellow rapper Bun B describing Big Pokey as one of Houston's most innately gifted artists—a humble and revered individual who commanded affection and respect. The void left by Big Pokey's departure weighs heavily on the hearts of those who cherished him and his indelible contributions to the world of music.

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