Timothy Jerome Parker, better known by his stage name Gift of Gab has died. He was an American rapper best known for performing in the Bay Area hip hop duo Blackalicious along with DJ Chief Xcel. He was also a member of Quannum Projects, a Bay Area hip hop crew, and record label, and performed and recorded as a solo artist.

He was survived by his siblings

Cause of death

The rapper had been suffering from kidney problems, which required him to be on dialysis several times a week. In January 2020, Parker received a kidney transplant. Parker died on June 18, 2021, of natural causes.


Gift of Gab Profile Summary

Full Name Timothy Jerome Parker
Date of Birth  October 7, 1971
Occupation Rapper
Marital Status
No. of Children
Date of Death June 18, 2021
Age of Death 50
Cause of Death Natural Causes



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