Yesterday (April 8), Philadelphia rapper Chynna Rogers, best known as Chynna, died at the age of 25. NBC News now reports that her cause of death has been determined as an accidental drug overdose, citing the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Chynna’s family confirmed her death yesterday via the rapper’s management. “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed,” the family wrote in a statement. Following the news of her passing, artists such as Vince Staples, Kehlani, Saba, Tierra Whack, Chynna’s crew A$AP Mob, and more posted an outpouring of tributes on social media.
Rogers had previously spoken about her struggles with opiate addiction. During a 2018 interview with Pitchfork amid a period of sobriety, she spoke of drug use. “It got to the point where I had to do something just to be able to get onstage and do my job. I didn’t like that.”