Producer and DJ The 45 King has reportedly passed away at 62. "Condolences to his brother Mike and his sister. It's so much more to say but I'll leave it here," DJ Premier wrote. "Sleep Peacefully Mark thank you for all that you've done. Such a nice person. You're such a special part of our culture that is chiseled in the stone of the greatest parts of us. LOVE YOU MARK."
DJ The 45 King has worked for some of the greats such as Queen Latifah, Gang Starr, Salt-N-Pepa, Eric B. and Rakim, and Common. He also produced "Hard Knock Life (The Ghetto Anthem)" for Jay-Z and "Stan" for Eminem.
A cause of death has not been revealed. May he continue to rest in peace.