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'Cali Swag District' Rapper

Dead at 25

6/7/2014 6:44 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0607-caliswag-01JayAre from the rap group Cali Swag District died Friday ... the result of sickle cell anemia according to one of the guys in the group.

Jay suffered from sickle cell anemia and was hospitalized Thursday for unknown reasons, this according to MTV,    Hours later he went into into cardiac arrest and died.

General Da Smoove -- another member of CSD -- tweeted last night, "Sickle cell took my brother away from me today."

Smoove adds, "With that being said I'm proud to know that with that disease he made the best of his life ... I jus(sp) saw my bro literally fight for his life I told him 'I love you bro' hope'n he heard me."

Sadly, Jay is not the first member of Cali Swag to die ... in 2011, CSD member M-Bone was murdered in a drive-by shooting.

JayAre was 25.

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Jen    

This is a very sad day.

102 days ago
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01void    

RIP n God be with you

102 days ago
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Sparky    

For some reason, I thought the cure for sickle cell anemia had been found as you don't hear that much about it anymore, So sad that this young man passed away from it and that there isn't a cure after all the years of research.

102 days ago
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Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Find a cure for sickle cell you mad scientist. I thot ppl with the disease lived longer than 25. Something is off. The other 2 will die soon. Sell a soul for nothing in return.

102 days ago
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smb    

RIP. So sad

102 days ago
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@iAMTIMWILSON    

RIP young brotha!

102 days ago
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Leave-Britney-Alone    

Wow, sad day in the news today! RIP and my condolences to his family :(

102 days ago
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Ming the Merciless    

THE RESULT OF CRACK COCAINE

102 days ago
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JackieMichele    

I always thought people were stupid saying who? and crap like that. I have no clue who this kid is. So sad to hear that he died but did it have more to do with sickle cell or his life style choices?? After all, many people live long full lives with it. T-Boz anyone???

102 days ago
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myopinion    

R.I.P. Jay....Love the song "Teach me how to Dougie"

102 days ago
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thatzhotT.O    

very sad. RIP. Sickle cell takes way too many.

102 days ago
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LunarJunk    

R.I.P

102 days ago
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Double75    

That group is CURSED. Plain and simple.
I'm praying for these kids.

102 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

102 days ago
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Serialkilla213    

Not trying to be rude at all but who?

102 days ago
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