UTFO Legend, Kangol Kid Dead at 55.. Kangol Kid, a co-founder of the legendary Brooklyn hip-hop group U.T.F.O., passed away early Saturday after a battle with colon cancer. He was 55.
Veteran New York City promoter Van Silk confirmed the news in a text message to HipHopDX. “RIP KANGOL KID,” he wrote. “He passed at 3:02 a.m. My prayers go out to my brother who fought a battle of colon cancer at Stage 4.”
Van Silk continued, “Early on, we discussed our fight with this disease because my fight with colon cancer is stage 2. He told me it had spread in October. I encourage all to get your prostate and colon checked. May my brother Kangol Rest In Heaven.”