Hip-hop singer from 1980s hip-hop team Whodini dead at 56

Melissa M. Munoz

John “Ecstasy” Fletcher, founder of the 1980s hip-hop team Whodini, died Wednesday at 56, in accordance to a assertion unveiled by his relatives.



a man wearing a hat: John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of Whodini performs in December 1, 2017, in Anaheim, California. Fletcher died Wednesday.


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John “Ecstasy” Fletcher of Whodini performs in December 1, 2017, in Anaheim, California. Fletcher died Wednesday.

In the statement confirming his dying, daughter Jonnelle Fletcher identified as him “a most endeared, generous, and sincere soul.”

“John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher was a beloved person, the daily life associate to Deltonia and ex-partner to Carla, twin brother to Joseph, artist, mate, and life span accomplishing partner to the Legendary Jalil of Whodini,” the assertion reads.

“Be sure to send appreciate and prayers to our relatives, and with open hearts we request the ancestors to go over his soul in peace and tranquility. Enjoy his new music if it moves you, and know he’ll be listening to you on his way home this working day, Dec 23rd.”

Whodini was recognised for its singles like “Friends” and “Freaks Appear Out at Night.”

Hip-hop musician Ahmir Khalib Thompson, greater acknowledged as Questlove, tweeted his condolences on Wednesday.

“Just one Appreciate to Ecstasy of the Legendary #Whodini. This guy was legendary and a pivotal member of one particular of the most famous groups in hip hop,” Thompson wrote.

Jermaine Dupri remembered Fletcher on Twitter, creating, “thank you for each term, every dialogue each great time, could your soul Rest In Ability.”

Fletcher’s result in of death is not known at this time.



a man wearing a hat: Portrait of members of the American Hip-hop group Whodini, Jalil Hutchins (left) and John Fletcher (aka Ecstasy) as they pose backstage at the UIC Pavilion, Chicago on October 20, 1984.


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Portrait of associates of the American Hip-hop team Whodini, Jalil Hutchins (still left) and John Fletcher (aka Ecstasy) as they pose backstage at the UIC Pavilion, Chicago on Oct 20, 1984.

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