Junior B of Pro Era Has Died, Joey Bada$$ Cancels European Tour
The Brooklyn rap collective Pro Era has suffered another tragic loss in their family. Junior B, a cousin of Joey Bada$$, has passed away.
According to reports, Junior B was in a car accident about a week ago that left him hospitalized with third degree burns on his body. It appears that he has succumbed to those injuries.
A grief-stricken Joey Bada$$ announced on Saturday (Dec. 6) that he would be canceling his European tour as he mourns the death of another family member. The rapper told his followers on Twitter:
Joey later wrote on Instagram:
Today We lost a solider.... But I know you'll be forever watching over... Rest in PEace to my big cuz/pro/brother/manager/guardian/angel. No one will ever take your place and I promise we gonna keep pushing way stronger in honor of you.... No one will ever understand how much of a selfless and loyal person you was. In this last year I don't know what I would of done without you.. You saved me bro just when I thought I couldn't go any longer u came into the picture and shifted my entire drive. Never have I've known someone so inspired to work and help their fellow peers. It's kinda hard writing this without crying, I'm so torn apart... But I know no matter what you would just want to see us win. #b4damoney wouldn't have been the same without you involved.. I'm forever changed but thank you for blessing us with your heavenly gift and may your soul rest in peace... To my big cuz Junior."
Junior B's untimely death follows behind the death of another Pro Era member two years prior. Capital STEEZ committed suicide on Christmas Eve 2012 at the age of 19. Both STEEZ and Junior B were vital members in the group who helped Joey achieve success in the rap game.
We want to send our heartfelt condolences to Junior B's family and the whole Pro Era collective. May he rest in peace.
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