Model and rising hip-hop star Chynna Rogers died on Wednesday, her manager confirmed to TheWrap. She was 25.
“I can regrettably confirm Chynna passed away,” Rogers’ manager John Miller said via email. He added that her family said, “Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.”
Miller would not provide additional details regarding how Rogers passed, only saying that “she passed away today.” The Brooklyn-based rapper had been open about past battles with opioid addiction.
discovered and signed by Ford Models.’ data-reactid=”23″>Rogers was born in Philadelphia but resided in Bushwick, Brooklyn at the time of her death. She began a modeling career at age 14 after she was discovered and signed by Ford Models.
Her music career started just a year later, when she linked up with Harlem-based rap collective A$AP Mob (which counts rap star A$AP Rocky among its most notable members). Rogers’ early singles, “Glen Coco” and “Selfie”, released in 2013 and 2014, drew millions of views on YouTube and soon became viral hits. She released her debut EP, “Ninety,” in 2016 shortly after her 22nd birthday.
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