The “Up Jumps Da’ Boogie” performer’s cause of death is not yet known, nor were the details about the circumstances surrounding it. He was 50.
R&B producer Digital Black confirmed Magoo’s death in an Instagram post with the cover of Magoo – real name Melvin Barcliff – and Timbaland’s 1997 album “Welcome To Our World,” writing, “Man can’t believe this RIH Magoo damn big bro wasnt ready for this at all.”
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Many of his famous friends took to social media to share their condolences.
“Pony” singer Ginuwine said, “I don’t even know how to say anything at this point, I have lost 3 friends now within a month to LIFE and it’s due date. Ginuwine went on, “This dude, always pushed me …I will mis you maganooo that’s what we called him ….. totally one of the best ever in my eyes always pressing forward I know we didn’t talk a lot but the love was and will be always there my brotha.”
Magoo started his career back n 1989 when he met Timbaland when they were both teens. The duo came out with their debut album in 1997 with “Welcome To Our World,” which had their hit single “Up Jumps Da Boogie.”
There was no word about his funeral service at the time of writing this article.