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RAPPER Chynna Rogers died of a drug overdose, The Sun can exclusively reveal. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health confirmed to The Sun that the cause of death is "drug intoxication." 7 The rapper died of a drug overdose at age 25 Credit: Instagram The manner of death is listed as "accidental." The Philadelphia Police Department told The Sun Chynna was found unresponsive at her home on Wednesday, April 8. Medics arrived to the scene at 2:50pm and she was pronounced dead at 2:58pm. The police report lists the incident as "sudden death." 7 She was part of the A$AP Mob crew since she was 15 The management team of the Philadelphia musician confirmed the tragic news on Wednesday. The music star's manager John Miller said in a statement: "I can regrettably confirm Chynna passed away.
Chynna was deeply loved and will be sorely missed." Chynna had been open in the past about her battle with opioids. She got her start in the entertainment industry at just 14-years-old when she was signed to Ford Models. One year later, Chynna met producer A$AP Yams who began to mentor the then-15-year-old to pursue a career in music. 7 She released her latest album four months before her passing Credit: Getty Images - Getty 7 Chynna was told to pursue music by producer A$AP Yams Credit: Getty Images - Getty Steven "Yams" Rodriguez founded the Harlem, New York hip hop collective A$AP Mob in 2006 along with A$AP Bari and A$AP Illz. Since their conception, the group has signed a number East Coast rappers including A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvyy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant and Chynna. The Philadelphia native released several singles in 2013 and 2014 - with the song Selfie being her first hit. Chynna followed up with the track Glen Coco before the release of her first album Ninety that came out in 2016. In December 2019, Chynna put out her fourth and final album titled in case i die first. 7 The fashion star was signed to Ford Models at just 14 Credit: Instagram The praised performer was open about her past addiction with opioids and discussed her ongoing battle in both her music and in interviews. In 2017, she revealed to Vibe she was three years sober: "I felt crazy. I didn't want to be a statistic. I didn't want to go out that way and people be like: 'I told you so,' or glamorize it [drugs], because I don't feel like that. "It was nerve-wracking to be open, but when you see how many more people who are dealing with the same thing, it's good to have some kind of example of someone you didn't expect to be going through it." 7 The rising star was open in the past about her ongoing battle with drugs Credit: Instagram The former model said her support system was pivotal in her recovery: "It was hard. I had to go away for a minute and I did detox. "But it was a matter of having a really good support system of family and friends," she said at the time. After the news of her passing broke, fellow musicians expressed their shock and grief over the young star's sudden death. Singer Kehlani, 24, tweeted: "Chynna you were f***ing hilarious bro... today was our last exchange of jokes & those i will miss the most. i can't believe it idk how to. "I love you. my heart is officially iced." 7 Singer Kehlani tweeted her condolences right after news broke Credit: Twitter Most Read in Entertainment BUG BATTLE Paul O'Grady 'has coronavirus' and is trying cure it with vinegar concoction Exclusive Break Up Song Jesy Nelson and Chris Hughes split after 16 months together Pictured DEC THE WALLS Dec Donnelly strolls through London with wife and daughter during lockdown 'little things' Holly Willoughby reveals how her marriage is surviving lockdown Exclusive daily racket David & Victoria Beckham face havoc from builders opposite £6m country home 'my family' Ryan Thomas reunites with his daughter as she finally meets her baby brother Musician Yung Baby Tate, 23, said: "Chynna was SOOO f***ing dope man wtf... scary to even have to say RIP." Close friend and comedian Quibi Brunson was both heartbroken and angry: "Just lost another friend to drugs. I'm not going to be quiet about it. "I'm tired of drug culture. Everything attached to it. I know there's a bigger picture. But i don't care right now. I'm so tired. And sad. Crying. I am so mad." A$AP Mob rapper Chynna Rogers performing at Primavera Sound 2019 Do you have a story for The US Sun team? Email us at [email protected] or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS.