Nigeria, May 8 -- A British-Nigerian rapper, TY Ben Chijioke, has died from coronavirus complications.

He was 47 .

The rapper's death was confirmed by his team on Thursday.

The late rapper, who recorded several acclaimed albums, died of pneumonia as he was being treated for coronavirus.

He was hospitalised after contracting the virus and placed in a medically-induced coma.

A fundraising to fund his medical bill was closed on April 19 when he appeared to be recovering after leaving the ICU.

The fundraising page explained that Ty was admitted to hospital with medical complications related to the coronavirus.

The star was then placed into a medically-induced coma, and later put on a ventilator, but was moved out of intensive care afte...