John “Ecstasy” Fletcher Biography, John “Ecstasy” Fletcher Wiki, Age, Net Worth
Pioneering rapper John “Ecstasy” Fletcher, whose legendary Brooklyn-based group Whodini topped the charts with such crowd pleasers as “Friends” and “Freaks Come Out at Night,” has died, friends said Wednesday. He was 56.
Roots frontman Questlove has announced on Fletcher’s death on his Instagram page.
The cause of death was not known immediately.
According to TMZ, Fletcher was living in Atlanta at the time of his death.
Fletcher founded Whodini in Brooklyn with Jalil Hutchins in 1982. DJ Grandmaster Dee later joined the band in 1986.
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The founder of the tall, skinny Whodini was best remembered for his crisp baritone, sharp words, and the hat Zorro wore in the movies.
Questlove wrote “A Love to Ecstasy from the Legendary #Whodini” on her Instagram page. This guy was legendary and a key member of one of hip hop’s most legendary bands. This sad man. ”
Hip hop producer Jermaine Dupri said he was stunned by the news.
“God, this hurts me so much, I can’t even believe I posted this,” Dupri tweeted. Ex, you know I love you. Thank you for every word, every speech, every good time. Let Your Spirit Have Peace in Power. ”
Rapper Q-Tip said Fletcher was “one of the least admired voices in hip hop”.
Rapper and actor and LL Cool J said Fletcher was “one of the most important people in this culture for me”.
Whodini received the Hip Hop Icon Award at the 3rd Annual Black Music Honors show in 2018.