Rico Wade, RIP Obituary – Cause of Death : Rico Wade, Dungeon Family co-founder, passes away at 52

By | April 14, 2024



Rico Wade, a prominent figure in the music industry as the co-founder of the Dungeon Family collective, has tragically passed away at the age of 52. The news of his death has sent shockwaves throughout the music community, with many expressing their condolences and memories of his impactful contributions to the industry.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Rico Wade was a pioneer in the hip-hop and rap scene, known for his innovative production style and keen eye for talent. Alongside his fellow co-founders, Organized Noize, Rico helped shape the sound of the 1990s and early 2000s, working with artists such as OutKast, Goodie Mob, and Future.

Wade’s influence extended beyond just music production, as he was known for his mentorship and guidance of up-and-coming artists. Many in the industry credit him for helping launch their careers and providing them with opportunities to showcase their talent on a larger platform.

The cause of Rico Wade’s death has not been officially confirmed, with details surrounding his passing still unclear. Fans and colleagues alike have taken to social media to express their sorrow and pay tribute to the music legend, with many sharing personal anecdotes and memories of their time working with him.

In a statement released by the Dungeon Family collective, they expressed their deep sadness at the loss of their co-founder, describing Rico Wade as a visionary and a true pioneer in the music industry. They highlighted his passion for music and his unwavering dedication to his craft, stating that his legacy will continue to live on through the countless artists he has influenced and inspired.

As news of Rico Wade’s death continues to spread, the music community mourns the loss of a true icon. His impact on the industry will be felt for years to come, with his innovative production style and mentorship leaving a lasting imprint on the world of hip-hop and rap.


Our thoughts and prayers are with Rico Wade’s family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. May he rest in peace, knowing that his legacy will continue to inspire and influence generations of artists to come.