Tributes paid after grime MC Stormin loses skin cancer battle

Grime MC Stormin has died following his battle with skin cancer. DJ Phantasy announced the news this morning (19 February), saying he “battled till the very end”.

Stormin first announced his diagnosis in July 2016. In an open letter he said, “I can admit that I have done some bad things in my time but I’ve also done major good so I ask myself why I have been given this card in life. Is it a test? No it’s a fight I will win so when I’m gone just know it’s for a short time and I’ll #BRB.”

He also tweeted, “I’ll beat it truss me”.

The artist was an original member of the N.A.S.T.Y. Crew and a part of the drum’n’bass collective SASASAS. Tributes have poured in for the east London artist, from Skepta, Toddla T, P Montana and others. Read the tributes below.