Ty, a British rapper known for his hit album “Upwards” in 2003, died of coronavirus at the age of 47. Ty on stage, Ben Chijioke in the city, son of Nigerian immigrants, had been admitted to hospital for Covid-19 in early April, according to the Guardian. He had been plunged into an artificial coma. In 2004, he was on the list of nominees for the Mercury Prize, which rewards the best British or Irish album of the previous 12 months, for his album “Upwards”. The rapper released three more solo albums through the site, including one in 2018, before forming the hip-hop group Kingdem with Rodney P and Blak Twang in 2019. Ty made his first appearance in 2001 with his The Awkward, and his second album Upwards was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2004.