According to reports from Sporty Thievz’ DJ Gehai, Brando was struck by a minivan after walking out of a deli wee hours in the morning. The minivan reportedly ran a red light, jumped a curb and fatally slammed into him.
Over a decade later, Brando’s legacy continues to live on through his music. With his partners, King Kirk and Big Dubez, the Sporty Thievz crew released their debut LP, Street Cinema in 1998 which featured the modest lead single “Cheapskate (You Ain’t Gettin’ Nada).” However, it wasn’t until the album’s second single, “No Pigeons,” that the group received proper notoriety. The single would become a ten 10 Billboard hit and score a gold plaque for sales over 500,000 copies.
Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P. Marlon.—XXL Staff