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Snoop Dogg’s younger brother Bing Worthington dies aged 44
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Snoop Dogg’s younger brother Bing Worthington dies aged 44

Snoop Dogg’s younger brother Bing Worthington has sadly passed away

Snoop Dogg's younger brother, Bing Worthington, has died at the age of 44, the rapper has announced on Instagram.

Snoop has paid tribute to his sibling with a series of photos posted to his social media accounts.

One of them included a picture of his sibling with their mom with the caption: "bac wit momma."

Other snaps included a lovely family photo, while the US rapper also said: "until we meet again," in another Instagram post.

Not only that, but Snoop also shared a video of himself with Worthington and others, adding that his brother 'always made us laugh'.

As per the Orange County Sheriff's Department in California, Worthington tragically died on Thursday (February 15).

Snoop Dogg with his younger brother.

"The cause of death will be pending the results of the toxicology and autopsy report," Sgt. Frank Gonzalez told NBC News in an email.

Many famous faces have since paid tribute to Worthington and offered their condolences to Snoop and the rest of his family.

"I'm sorry this happened….. Prayers love and light to you and your family," actor and singer Tyrese Gibson said.

While singer Tamar Braxton said: "Sorry for all your Loss Brother."

Worthington worked as a music producer, even working for his older brother on high-profile projects at the rapper's record label, according to NBC.

Worthington told Vice in 2016 that he 'was just the road guy. I worked my way to the top'.

Business associate and friend Miguel Lopez said that Worthington was instrumental in the setting up of Dogg Records, the hugely successful independent record label.

It has been a devastating few weeks for Snoop as his 24-year-old daughter Cori Broadus recently suffered a 'severe stroke'.

It has been a devastating few weeks for the rapper.
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Broadus shared two images to her Instagram Story in January - the first, an image of a hospital bed and sheets.

The caption read: "I had a severe stroke this am. I started breaking down crying when they told me."

And the second - over an image of Broadus in a hoodie and protective face mask - stated: "Like I'm only 24 what did I do in my past to deserve all of this."

Broadus was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of six.

As per the Lupus Foundation of America, Lupus 'is a chronic (long-term) disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system - the body system that usually fights infections - attacks healthy tissue instead'.

Topics: Celebrity, Snoop Dogg, Music