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Fat Boys Rap Star Succumbs At Age 28

Darren Robinson, a 450-pound rap star with the trio the Fat Boys, died while working on a comeback album. He was 28.

Robinson, who died at home Sunday, was known as the “human beat box” because of his extraordinary percussive grunts.

The cause of death was under investigation. But Linda West, a manager for the Fat Boys, said Robinson had recently been diagnosed with lymph edema, a fluid buildup, and was also fighting the flu.

Robinson and the other Fat Boys, Mark “Prince Markie Dee” Morales and Damon “Kool Rockski” Wimbley, agreed about 10 days ago to do a reunion album, said another manager of the group, Charles Stettler.