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Celebrity Deaths

Rapper JayAre of Cali Swag District Dies at Age 25

Sad news has emerged from the music world as rapper JayAre is dead at the age of 25. JayAre was a member of the group Cali Swag District.

MTV News reports that JayAre, whose real name is Cahron Childs, died on June 6. He had been suffering from sickle cell anemia and was admitted to a hospital on June 5. He died from cardiac arrest while in the hospital.

On June 6, Cali Swag District member Smoove Da General confirmed that JayAre died from complications related to sickle cell anemia. "Sickle cell took my brother away from me today," Smoove tweeted. "With that being said, I'm proud to know that with that disease, he made the best of his life."

"Rest in peace JayAre, I'm gonna miss u forever," Smoove added on Twitter. "I will never get over this.. but I know God got u.. and I know you got me."

Cali Swag District is best known for their 2010 breakout hit "Teach Me How to Dougie," which peaked at number 28 on the Billboard chart. The group's newest mixtape, The District, was released earlier this year. JayAre is sadly not the first member of the group to die. M-Bone was the victim of a drive-by shooting at age 22 in May 2011.

Our thoughts are with JayAre's family and loved ones during this very difficult time.

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Sources: MTV News, Smoove Da General on Twitter

06.7.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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