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Ice-T Mourns His Close Friend Ganxsta Ridd after He Died from COVID-19

Gaone Pule
Dec 11, 2020
04:00 A.M.

Ice-T recently lost a dear friend close to him. Amid the pandemic, many people have lost their lives, and Ice-T also lost someone because of the novel coronavirus.


Ice-T took to Twitter and wrote a heartfelt post sharing how he's mourning for his now late friend Ganxsta. The 62-year-old revealed how he woke up to the terrible news of his friend's passing.

"My very close homie 'Gangsta Ridd' of Boo-Yaa tribe passed away from Covid-19…So sad. My love and condolences go out to the family," he tweeted.

ICE T performs at the Uncle Jamm's Army Reunion at The Savoy Entertainment Center on October 28, 2017 in Inglewood, California | Photo: Getty Images

ICE T performs at the Uncle Jamm's Army Reunion at The Savoy Entertainment Center on October 28, 2017 in Inglewood, California | Photo: Getty Images

His followers retweeted, sending their thoughts and words to comfort the rapper. "My condolences brother. May his soul rest in paradise. Ameen," wrote one user.

Another wrote, "My deepest condolences. God rest his soul," while another added, "So sorry for your loss and his family's loss. One wished Gangsta a safe journey beyond the stars.


Ice-T mourns the death of his friend, who was part of the American hip hop group, according to Revolt TV. The group was made up of the Devoux brothers namely Paul, Ted, died back in 2018, Donald, Roscoe, Danny, David, and Vincent.

The actor has opened up about the people he lost during the year who lost their lives to Covid-19. Ice-T recently urged people to take the virus more seriously. The musician shared his personal experience with his father-in-law, who was also diagnosed with the virus.


Ganxsta and his brothers released their first debut album, "New Funky Nation," in 1990, which combined rap and live instrumentation. Their music stood out because it was something that was never done before at the time.


Ice-T has paid tribute to his friend and his brother on social media, Ted's cause of death was never revealed, he was 55 years old at the time. The dad of three shared that the brothers have gone too soon.


In September, People reported on the celebrities who have died this year because of coronavirus. Jay Johnstone also lost his life to the virus, and he died later that month. Johnstone was a former Major League Baseball player, and he was 74 years old.

Tommy DeVito also succumbed to the novel coronavirus. DeVito was one of the founding members of the "Four Seasons," he was 92. Bruce Williamson died early that month; the singer died at his home after battling the virus.


The Legendary New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver died in his sleep from Covid-19 in late August. Seaver lost his life also due to complications of Lewy Body Dementia; the baseball star was 75.

TV and radio host Herman Cain passed on a month after he became sick with the virus. Cain was a 2012 Republican presidential candidate and a former business executive. These are only a few mentioned due to the thousands of lives lost amid the pandemic.

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