One of the founding members of the Long Island Hip-Hop trio De La Soul and David Jude Jolicoeur, also known as Trugoy the Dove has died. According to the reports, the rapper was 54 years old.

In addition, his representative and the PR person named Tony Ferguson also confirmed the news about Trugoy the Dove’s death. However, no other information has been revealed yet.

A few years back, Trugoy the Dove, revealed that he was battling congestive heart failure and also living with the LifeVest machine which is affixed to his person. Moreover, Trugoy the Dover was also a part of the hip-hop tribute at the Grammy Awards last week, however, he was not on the stage with the band members.

After his sudden demise, tributes started pouring in on different social media platforms after the news spread on Sunday.

“Dave! It was a honor to share so many stages with you,” wrote rapper Big Daddy Kane on Instagram.

Rapper Erik Sermon posted on Instagram that “This one hurts. From Long Island from one of the best rap groups in Hiphop # Delasoul #plug2 Dave has passed away you will be missed… RIP.”

Young Guru added, “Rest in peace my brother. You were loved. @plugwondelasoul I love you brother we are here for you. Smiles I love you bro. This is crazy” and DJ Semtex wrote that it was “heart wrenching news.” “Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker wrote on Twitter that, “You don’t understand what De La Soul means to me. Their existence said to me, a black geek from Connecticut that yes, hip-hop belongs to you too, and Trugoy was the balance, McCartney to Pos Lennon, Keith to his Mick. This is a huge loss.”