Craig Mack knew he was dying, at least for several months, from congestive heart failure … according to his close friend, Erick Sermon.
The ’90s MC broke the news Tuesday — hours after Craig passed away in South Carolina — telling us the “Flava in Ya Ear” rapper had only 25% of his heart working in his final months.
As we reported, the coroner would only say Craig had died of natural causes … so, Sermon, shed more light on Craig’s final days. He says the Bad Boy Records pioneer had called his closest friends — including Erick and Biz Markie — 6 months ago to tell them what he was battling, but didn’t want them to see him in his frail condition.
Erick says Craig maintained his personality, though … they eventually hooked up and even recorded some music, and shot a documentary before he died. Hip Hop has definately loss another great artist.