Tributes have been paid to grime MC Stormin, who has passed away after a battle with skin cancer.
The MC was a member of DnB crew SASASAS, but also occasionally branched out to work with grime producers along with his solo work.
He was also an original member of N.A.S.T.Y Crew – alongside artists such as Kano and BBK’s Jammer.
He was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2016, and discussed his battle with the illness as a “fight I will win”.
Paying tribute, Rag N Bone Man said: “Very sad news! RIP Stormin”.
Other tributes came from BBC Radio 1Xtra, who previously showcased his music on their station.
Very sad day. RIP Stormin MC ??
— BBC Radio 1Xtra (@1Xtra) February 19, 2018
R.I.P Stormin ? pic.twitter.com/jgbW8vHv2A
— Big Smoke – (@Skepta) February 19, 2018
RIP Stormin… ???
I grew up on on his lyrics I knew some of his bars like it was my own… I’ve seen you fight this for a very very long time… you are an inspiration.
Sending nothing but love, peace and condolences to your family this is so sad. pic.twitter.com/HrAsATnqgJ
— Teddy Music?Silencer? (@TeddyMusicUK) February 19, 2018
“I can admit I have done some bad things in my time but I’ve also done some major good so I ask myself why have I been given this card in life, skin cancer”, he said at the time of his diagnosis.
“Is it a test? No it’s a fight I will win”.
In November 2016, he revealed that he was seemingly cancer free and described the feeling as “unreal”.
But on January 24, he shared an Instagram photo of himself in hospital, confirming that he was unable to swallow or breathe properly.
His last post came 10 days ago and showed him in a hospice bed.
“Hospice keeping strong and fighting hard. praise JAH”, he wrote.