NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: (L-R) Pusha T and Malice of The Clipse pose backstage at their performance for CMJ Music Fest at The Knitting Factory November 4, 2006 in New York City.

Rappers Pusha T and No Malice mourned the death of their father with tribute posts. Gene Elliott Thornton Sr., passed away over the weekend in Virginia, according to Vibe. His age and cause of death are unknown.

“You told me Psalm 34:19 was your favorite verse,” wrote No Malice. “Right now, I clutch it with both hands. We all love you dad. You were everything a father is supposed to be. ‘Many are the afflictions of the righteous: But the LORD delivereth him out of them ALL.’ Psalm‬ ‭34:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬ #TogetherAgain #Jesus #Salvation.”

Pusha T shared a photo of his father spending time with his son as he reminisced on childhood lessons, “I love you Dad…you taught me to remain poised, to always be calculated, to be prideful, and to respect hustle and hard work but to know the difference between the two,” the “Diet Coke” rapper wrote. “I am who I am because of you and I’ve always been proud to be your son. We are all gonna miss you… R.I.P. Gene Elliott Thornton Sr. P.S. We all know what this is abt, kiss my mom for me.”

Pusha T and No Malice’s father’s death comes months after the passing of their mother, Mildred Thornton, who died in November 2021, the outlet reports.


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