*Rapper Apache, an original member of Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit, has died, according to Web site AllHipHop.com.
A cause of death has yet to be announced, but the Web site UnKut.com is reporting that Apache was living with a bruised heart and on permanent disability when he died.
Best known for his 1992 single “Gangsta B**ch,” which reached No. 11 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart, Apache, born Anthony Teaks, worked with a number of his Flavor Unit cohorts, as well as Fat Joe and A Tribe Called Quest.
The Newark, New Jersey native followed his 1992 album with 1993’s “Apache Ain’t Sh*t.”
DJ Kid Capri said of Apache’s death via Twitter: “That’s my g, r.i.p in peace big homie, you will be missed, shout out to his family naughty by nature, I just did a show with them, god bless.”