Common’s Father Passes Away

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 by

In a sad bit of news, Common’s father, Lonnie “Pops” Lynn, passed away last Friday at the age of 71. The Chicago-bred MC, who’s real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., broke the news during an interview with ABC where he praised his father for the way he looked at life. “He was truly a natural poet and master of words. His personality and soul shined through his work,” said Common. “The way he said things made me look at life and the world in a new way, in a different way. They always sparked a thought in my head. His words would always make me strive to achieve higher, to write better, to be more truthful with my words.”

Our thoughts are with Common and his family during this difficult time. Rest In Paradise, Pops.

[ABC News]

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