Josephine Johnny 'dead' at 45: Rapper who became wheelchair-bound 'after spinal tumor' passes away days after Bunny B

A RAPPER has reportedly died after he became wheelchair-bound after having a spinal tumor removed.

Josephine Johnny, whose real name is Johnny Watson, was 45 years old when he reportedly passed away.

Despite his previous health complications, it is unclear how the star died.

DJ Mookie shared the tragic news in an Instagram post, writing: "It is with a heavy heart that I share our loved one the legendary 'Josephine Johnny' has gained his wings. Rest In Peace Johnny 'Josephine Johnny' Watson April 2, 1976- December 28, 2021. Love you forever family."

The fellow musician also shared a link to a GoFundMe page to help afford his "going home celebration."

The description of the page read: "Our beloved Johnny “Josephine Johnny” Watson has gained his wings.

"Any donation that God puts upon your heart to give will help us with his home-going celebration and burial."

Johnny was best known for his hits Workin It Sumthin, Classic and Shorty In That Thong.

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Following the tragic news, fans rushed to social media to pay tribute to Watson.

"Rest In Peace to a New Orleans legend Josephine Johnny," one wrote.

Another said: "We lost the creators of Josephine Johnny AND Bunny Hop this month. I’m spending tonight dancing with my kid to some Louisiana legends."

The rapper's death comes just days after the passing of fellow Louisiana musician, Bunny B.

Bunny B, 50, was best known for his hip-hop line dance song Bunny Hop.

He died after a long battle with kidney illnesses, KLFY reported citing sources.

Fellow artist Bryson 'Cupid' Bernard said: "Bunny B was the pioneer of hip-hop in Lafayette. Although we had a lot of rappers who came out, Bunny B was the one who stood on his creativity."

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