Grime legend Stormin has passed away following a battle with skin cancer.
The artist, who was one of the most distinctive voices in grime, passed away overnight.
Fans and friends of the rapper have flooded social media with tributes for the artist this morning.
Reps for Stormin have confirmed the news to Metro.co.uk.
Stormin revealed to fans in 2016 that he was battling stage 2 skin cancer, which had spread to his neck.
In the open letter to his followers, he said: ‘I can admit that I have done some bad things in my time but I’ve also done major good so I ask myself why I have been given this card in life.’
He added: ‘Is it a test? No it’s a fight I will win so when I’m gone just know it’s for a short time and I’ll #BRB.’
His album, #BRB (Be Right Back) addressed his battle with cancer directly.
Later that year, in November, the rapper announced to his fans that he was cancer free in a tweet.
Back from the hospital and it's time to get the bottles out man is cancer free the feeling is unreal
— The Hype Master (@storminmc) November 24, 2016
He wrote: ‘Back from the hospital and it’s time to get the bottles out man is cancer free the feeling is unreal.’
However, on 24 January the rapper posted an image of himself in the hospital confirming that he could not swallow or breathe properly.
He wrote: ‘Back in hospital gotta stay in over night because I couldn’t swallow this morning or breath propa I thought I was gonna die so I give thanks to the king almighty Jah Rastafari and my woman because I honestly thought I wouldn’t be alive today.’
His last post shared 10 days ago showed him in a hospice bed.
He wrote: ‘hospice keeping strong and fighting hard. praise JAH’
As news broke of his passing fans and friends, including grime artist Skepta, have been tweeting their tributes calling him a ‘grime legend.’
I’m really sad to hear about Stormin passing away. He was my favourite MC growing up. I used to write out all his bars out when I was a 12 year old and recite them. He showed me nothing but love. Thoughts and prayers with his family at this difficult time pic.twitter.com/ByBmT69dyc
— Nick Brewer (@ItsNickBrewer) February 19, 2018
I’m so so glad I got to spend a few more hours sitting with Stormin and his wonderful family and friends before his passing.
I saw him perform, still just a boy, at Stratford EQ’s before Grime was even a genre nearly 20 years ago.
Now he’s gone.
Rest easy sir. A true legend.
— Logan Sama (@djlogansama) February 19, 2018
Stormin was an original member of N.A.S.T.Y Crew – alongside famed artists such as D Double, Footsie, Kano and Jammer.