Prodigy’s True Cause of Death Has Been Revealed 4th August 2017 news Prodigy was one half of legendary Queens rap duo Mobb Deep who passed away on June 20 at the age of 42. Now originally it was thought that he had died due to complications from sickle-cell anemia which was a sickness he had been battling his entire life. However, official reports now show that the cause of death was accidental choking. While Prodigy was hospitalized to get treatment for sickle-cell, he died in the hospital because he choked on an egg. The Clark County Coroner’s office revealed in a statement that the cause of death was this accident. You can read more on the report here.