News: UPDATE: Snoop's Uncle June Bug Loses Battle After Hard Fought Cancer Struggle
Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 10:44PM
A week after reports flooded the Internet over Snoop Dogg's colorful on-stage sidekick Uncle June Bug losing his life, new information reveals the family relative passed away Sunday (March 30).
Details of June Bug's final hours have emerged online this weekend.
Snoop Dogg's uncle June Bug passed away Sunday morning after holding on almost a week longer than doctors expected ... and Snoop was the last person to see him. June Bug's nephew Daz Dillinger tells TMZ ... his uncle died around 9:30 am -- and it happened right after Snoop arrived for a visit. We're told J.B. happily acknowledged Snoop's presence ... then passed on. As we previously reported, June Bug was given one day to live last week after succumbing to colon cancer ... but he was clearly a fighter. (TMZ)
Snoop broke the initial sad news about his uncle to over 11.2 million Twitter followers earlier this month.
"rip uncle junebug . greatest to ever do it !!! heaven wouldn't be the same without u !," Snoop tweeted March 21. (Snoop Dogg's Twitter)
Fellow West Coast rap veteran Daz Dillinger also paid homage to his memory.
"Goin to C my uncle June Bugg I LOVE U UNC"
"CLASSIC DPG'N" (Daz Dillinger's Instagram)
A biography posted onto Snoop-Dogg.com reveals how much of a close-knit relationship June Bug shared with Snoop.
Uncle June Bugg has always been part of Snoop Dogg's family... as his uncle, it was only natural. However, over the last few years, June Bugg has become a staple among the Doggy Style Records family, and can be found with Snoop and the All Stars at all times. Uncle June Bugg has become a favorite among Snoop Dogg fans and a staple at Snoop's live shows. (Snoop-Dogg)