Who is Steven Thronson ? : Kottonmouth Kings rapper “Saint Dog” dead at 44(bio, wiki, age, career, early life, family, death)
Kottonmouth Kings rapper Steven ‘Saint Dog’ Thronson dead at 44
Steven ‘Saint Dog’ Thronson bio, wiki, age, early life, family, career, death
Rapper Saint Dog of Kottonmouth Kings died at age 44 on October 13, 2020, according to his official Instagram page on Wednesday. Saint Dog, whose real name was Steven Thronson, was just one week away from his 45th birthday.
The news of Thronson’s sudden death was posted by Kottonmouth Kings’ management team. They wrote, “Rest In Peace, Rest In Power to a true underground legend. Saint Dog aka Saint Vicious passed away yesterday in Southern California. Saint was a unique individual that had a profound impact on anyone he came in contact with. While Saint is no longer with us, his music will live on forever. Rest easy, King.”
Thronson was pronounced dead at the scene when authorities arrived at his friend’s home in Victorville, California, as reported by TMZ. The rapper’s friend found him “struggling to breathe in one of the home’s bedrooms” and immediately called 911.
Thronson co-founded the American hip-hop band with rapper D-Loc and Johnny Richter in the late-1990s. He was featured on the band’s first three albums, including their EP Stoners Reeking Havoc, which was released in 1998, their first national album, Royal Highness, which was released the same year, and their first compilation album, Hidden Stash, which came out in 1999. He also contributed to their most recent record, Kingdom Come, which was released in 2018.
In addition to performing with Kottonmouth Kings, Thronson released three solo efforts throughout his career. His first debut record, Ghetto Guide, was released in 2004, and his sophomore effort, USA, came out two years later. Thronson’s most recent solo album, Bozo, which was produced by Suburban Noize Records and Force 5, was released in August 2019.
His popular solo tracks include “Now, I Lay Me,” “Money Talks,” “SoCal Thugsta” and “Reaper.
Following the news of Thronson’s sudden death, friends and fans filled Twitter and Instagram with heartfelt messages to the late rapper. A friend and fellow artist Mars tweeted, “Rest In Peace my former label mate, tour buddy, and friend Saint Dog. It’s been an honor to work with you on your final album. Travel the country with you, and adventure in ways people would have never got to the way we did. Crying right now. This sucks.”
Kottonmouth Kings Rapper Steven ‘Saint Dog’ Thronson Dies at 44 https://t.co/g7VaAtGCbv
— billboard hip-hop (@billboardhiphop) October 15, 2020
“We will miss you and your big heart. You were one of a kind and our hearts (are) broken,” band members wrote in a Facebook post. “But we promise to keep your legacy alive through your music. Everyone please take some time and say a few words or tell a story about our fallen brother below. He touched so many and we will keep his legacy thriving.”