Sad news to report from the hip-hop community. Snoop Dogg’s beloved uncle June Bugg has passed away. He was 70 years old.

According to AllHipHop, Uncle June Bugg died on March 21 after a long illness. TMZ reported that June Bugg had colon cancer and didn’t have long to live.

Snoop Dogg confirmed the sad news on his Twitter feed. He tweeted:

Uncle June Bugg was an adviser to Snoop Dogg and often joined him on tour. Occasionally, the patriarch was his background dancer. He also starred in 'Snoop’s Upside Your Head' video from 'Tha Doggfather' album.

Upon hearing the sad news, stars from the hip-hop community, including Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Mista F.A.B., Daz Dillinger, DJ Mustard and others sent out elegiac tweets in honor of Uncle June Bugg.

Read some of their tweets below: