Shock for fans as much loved musician dies at 45 after ‘struggling to breathe’ and ‘collapsing during performance’

British rapper Big Pokey, whose real name was Milton Powell, has passed away at the age of 45, as confirmed by official sources.

According to reports, the rapper collapsed during a performance in Texas on Saturday, and Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam III confirmed his death. Local CBS affiliate KFDM stated, “Justice of The Peace Tom Gillam III has verified the passing of Houston Rapper Milton Powell, better known as Big Pokey, at St. Elizabeth Hospital.”

It was reported that he fell unconscious at Pour 09 Bar in Beaumont on Saturday night, and the cause of his death is awaiting determination pending an autopsy.

A video capturing the moment Big Pokey collapsed has been circulating on social media, depicting individuals rushing to his aid.

The US Sun has mentioned a second video clip circulating online, which shows bystanders performing CPR on the musician.

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