Entertainment lawyer turned hip hop culturist Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse sadly passed away this morning after his battle with cancer. The full story is inside.
Almost two months after revealing his colon cancer diagnosis, famed Combat Jack podcast host and one of the most influential figures in hip hop, Reggie Osse, has died.
His long time friend DJ D-Nice revealed the news this morning while coincidentally also speaking about the passing of their mutual friend, entertainment lawyer Ed Woods.
Reggie himself, pictured above at a memorial event for Chris Lighty just this past May, posted a tribute to his late friend just last week:
48-year-old Reggie had been on a #CombatCancer mission for months, and often chronicled his fight both in the hospital and out. He appeared to be in good spirits and constantly spoke positively about his recovery:
Reggie, a first generation Haitian-American, Cornell University alum and Georgetown Law grad, wrote these powerful words just last year about how he wants to be remembered:
The news of his passing has sent deep waves of sadness throughout the hip hop world. Podcasters, hip hop artists, journalists, and more are pouring out their hearts abut how he’s changed their lives:
Heartbreaking. RIP Reggie “Combat Jack” Osse. Great man, storyteller and leader. Your contributions to hip hop will never ever be forgotten. Ultimate salute. pic.twitter.com/McK0F9TvYp
— Elliott Wilson (@ElliottWilson) December 20, 2017
As the former managing editor of The Source to the founding member of The Loud Speakers network and everything in between, Reggie will always remain an incredible influence on the culture. R.I.P.