Jordan Groggs, a member of the Arizona hip-hop group Injury Reserve, has passed away at 32.
On Tuesday, the band’s Twitter page announced that the rapper, who went under the name Stepa J. Groggs, died Monday, June 29. No cause of death was provided.
“REST IN POWER Jordan Alexander Groggs a loving father, life partner and friend. (6/1/1988-6/29/2020),” the tweet read.
Later that day, a GoFundMe was created to support Groggs’ family during this challenging time.
“Groggs’s heart has touched everyone he has came [sic] across. He will live on through his family, supporters, and the communities he was apart of,” it read.
According to the crowdsourcing page, Groggs is survived by his partner Anna and their four children: Joey, Jayden, Toph and Ari.
As of this writing, the GoFundMe has raised over $64,000.
In 2013, Groggs formed Injury Reserve with Ritchie With a T, née Nathaniel Ritchie, as well as producer Parker Corey.
Per Pitchfork on Wednesday, Groggs met Ritchie at the Vans store where Groggs worked and which Ritchie’s mother owned. The two later joined forces with Corey to craft their signature sound.
The trio released their self-titled studio album last year.
Our condolences go out to Jordan’s family and loved ones for their heartbreaking loss.