Sadly, it was announced today that Hip Hop podcast pioneer Combat Jack, known to many friends and family as Reggie Osse, has passed away today at the age of 48 after battling with colon cancer. Most of his fans found out through Twitter this morning after one of his closest collegues, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenburg shared the news. Combat Jack announced to the world back in October that he was diagnosed with colon cancer. He told his fans on Twitter: “Internets, what’s up? It’s your man Combat Jack. In 7 years of podcasting, I’ve never missed an episode. I got hit with some real life sh*t. I was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. I was rushed to the hospital, had some pretty severe surgery. I’m on the mend right now. I’m about to jump on this journey to health with chemo and alternative medicine.” Despite the setback, Ossé made clear he was going to be fighting hard and wasn’t going to it slow him down, further adding, “Take care of your health. Your boy ain’t going nowhere though. We’re going to keep doing this. Keep rocking’ with us.”
Rest in peace to a true legend!