Singer and rapper, Big Joe (43 years old, real name Bulk Joseph), has passed away while hospitalized with a deteriorating health condition.
According to News1’s report on the 6th, Big Joe passed away in the afternoon of this day in a hospital at Gimpo.
While he made appearances on a YouTube channel, he suspended his activities in recent years due to health reasons. He is said to have suffered from the yo-yo effect, which worsened his health.
On December 27th last year, his fellow YouTubers revealed how Big Joe was doing. One of them said that Big Joe’s health was worse than he had feared. While both of them announced that they would keep an eye on Big Joe’s health in hopes of his recovery, his death had saddened many.
Born in 1978 to a Korean mother and an American father, Big Joe made his debut in the group ‘Holladang’ in 2008 after a long period of being an underground rapper.
As an individual suffering from obesity, Big Joe made headlines as he started dieting in 2012 and lost 150 kgs. However, as he gained back his weight due to the yo-yo effect, his health also worsened.