Big Pokey is dead at the age of 45.
The Houston rapper passed out while performing Saturday night in a bar in Beaumont, Texas and died shortly after
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Pokey’s publicist announced his passing.
“It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved Milton ‘Big Pokey’ Powell. Big Pokey passed away on June 18, 2023,” his publicist said. “He was well loved by his family, his friends, and his loyal fans. In the coming days, we will release information about his celebration of life and how the public can pay their respects. We ask that you respect his family and their privacy during this difficult time. Big Pokey will forever be ‘The Hardest Pit in the Litter!’”
Pokey was best known as a member of Houston’s Screw up Click.