Rapper Mr. Magic dies at 44

March 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

NEW ORLEANS, March 3 (UPI) -- New Orleans rapper Awood "Mr. Magic" Johnson died in a car accident in Mississippi, along with his wife Chastity, officials said.

The crash happened Friday in Hattiesburg, Miss., The (New Oreans) Times-Picayune reported.

The couple's 12-year-old daughter, Twila Wise Johnson, survived the crash.

Awood Johnson, 44, was best known for his work in the 1990s with the No Limit Records label. "Sky's the Limit," his 1998 debut album, hit No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and No. 3 on the hip-hop/R&B albums chart.

Fans took to Twitter to express their condolences over Johnson's passing.

"RIP to my brother, Mr. Magic and his wife," fellow rapper Mystikal tweeted. "God bless their families."

"R.I.P. MR MAGICPlease keep his family, friends in ur prayers #GreatDude #9thWard," Mannie Fresh, a New Orleans rapper, tweeted.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, Johnson's sister, Timisha Brooks said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Johnny Depp feeds baby bat in video
Jennifer Lopez celebrates 46th birthday in sheer dress
Blake Shelton cuts post-divorce concert short due to lightning
End of an era: 'General Hospital' bids farewell to Anthony Geary's iconic Luke Spencer
Ice-T, wife Coco reportedly expecting first child together