News: D.I.T.C.'s Party Arty Passes Away

Friday, Dec 5, 2008 9:45AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Party Arty

Legendary Ghetto Dwellas/Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) rapper Arthur "Party Arty" Sheridan has reportedly passed away yesterday (December 4) due to health problems.

According to DJ Premier's blog, the Bronx, New York-bred emcee was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon .

"I want to send out my condolences to the family of Party Arty," Premo wrote in a blog entry. "He passed away this afternoon (Dec. 4) around 1:30 pm due to health complications."

Fans of the rapper have resorted to his MySpace page to send their love and share memories.

"DAMN NY N*GGA...TEARS FLOW FREELY RIGHT NOW," user M3I0 commented. "I WAS JUST TALKIN' ABOUT YOU YESTERDAY!! MEMORIES OF JR HIGH COME TO MIND AS I SIT BACK AND REMEMBER HOW YOU AND FLOW ALWAYS KEPT ME LAUGHIN' IN THE BACK OF THE CLASS...lol YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AND YOU'LL ALWAYS RENT PACE IN MY HEART."

A Dizaster Angreemen Entertainment rep also revealed his personal loss via the social page.

"You like a brother to me and i never forget tha good times we had...the music we created was something special," the user wrote. "You knew how to move a crowd without music, and i respect u for that, I'm gonna miss u my G."

The rapper is known for group collaborations with fellow D.I.T.C. members including Showbiz & A.G., Fat Joe, Lord Finesse and Big L.

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