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Who Was Prince Markie Dee? Reason of Death, Family, Relationships, Kids, Net Worth & Bio

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Mark Anthony Morales, famously known as Prince Markie Dee, was one of America’s well-known rapper, songwriter, producer, radio personality, and actor. Prince Markie Dee was a member of the famous rapping group Fat Boys, which was pioneering the hip hop industry in the 80. At the time of his death he was the vice president of Uncle Louie Music.

Prince Markie Dee Reason of Death

Prince Markie Dee passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at the age of 52, one day before his 53 birthday. He was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after being unwell and experiencing swelling in his legs. His health continued to deteriorate, and he was pronounced dead afterward. His death resulted from congestive heart failure due to distressing health concerns in Miami, Florida, United States.

Prince Markie Dee Early Life & Career

Mark Anthony Morales was born on February 19, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York. Morales attended George Gershwin Junior High School. He started his music and rap career at a very young age. He started the Disco 3 with Darren Robinson and Damon Wimbley in the early 80s. He participated in the talent contest at Radio City Music Hall in 1983. He won the contest and got into a contract with the show’s promoter. The promoter proposed that they change the group’s name to Fat Boys due to their heavyweight.

Morales had a very successful career with the Fat Boys as they released seven full albums. Of all these albums, three attained gold certification, and one is Crushin, released in 1987. Also, their songs, such as ‘Wipeout’ attained 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group also featured in various films such as the comedy Disorderlies. Other films the trio featured in include Krush Groove and Knights of the City. The trio tried to broaden their scope and released a rap opera album, On and On, in 1989. This album did not achieve the success they anticipated for and led to the ultimate downfall of the group. They released their last album in 1991, Mack Daddy, before disbanding.

After the fall out of the group Prince Markie Dee started a solo career. He then joined Columbia Records and later released a solo album known as Free in 1992. He released singles that became massive hits, such as Typical Reasons. He moved further in his music career and worked with Cory Rooney, and they established a production company known as Soul Convention. He was successful in the production scene and wrote and produced songs for famous artists such as Jenifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Mary Blige, Marc Anthony, Drake, and Craig Mack. One of the hits that he produced is What’s the 411 Blige’s first album and the hit song Real Love.

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He, transitioned and moved to become a radio personality in 2008. He served as the radio host and DJ at 103.5 The Beat radio in Miami’s afternoon drive show. He, later on, hosted the WEDR 99.1 FM and Rock the Bells Sirius XM station. He eventually started his own radio show called The Prince Markie Dee Show.

Prince Markie Dee Personal Attributes

He belongs to Puerto Rican descent. Prince Markie Dee had a decent height of about 6 feet and weight. Previously he weighed 430 pounds but worked out and managed to lose 175 pounds. He had black colored hair and brown eyes.

Prince Markie Dee Social Media Profile

Prince Markie Dee was active on all the popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. On Facebook, he had more than one thousand followers. On Instagram, he had 21,600 followers, and on Twitter, he had 28,000 followers. He also had a YouTube channel that had more than 500 subscribers.

Prince Markie Dee Personal Life

Morales dated and was engaged to rapper Pepa in the mid-80s however they split up. Little is known about his father, mother, and siblings as he kept his personal life away from the media.

Prince Markie Dee Net worth and Possessions

Morales had a successful music career that earned him fame and wealth. He made a fortune from his music career and was listed as one of the wealthiest music producers. At the time of his death, his wealth was estimated at $1.5 million. Markie Dee made a lot of money from the sales of his albums hitting record sales of $1,000,000 from the album Crushin’ in 1987.

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