Rest In Peace To Common’s Father, Lonnie “Pops” Lynn

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Common’s father, Lonnie Lynn, Sr., has passed away. Details are still emerging surrounding the cause of death, however it is believed to have happened yesterday (September 15), per the Associated Press.

Dating back to 1994’s Resurrection, Pops appeared on various Common albums, typically on interludes near the LPs’ end. These appearances included One Day It’ll All Make Sense, Like Water For Chocolate, Electric Circus, and 2011’s The Dreamer/The Believer.

“He was truly a natural poet and master of words,” Common said in a statement yesterday. “The way he said things made me look at life and the world in a new way, in a different way. They always sparked a thought in my head. His words would always make me strive to achieve higher, to write better, to be more truthful with my words.”

As HipHopDX reports, Lynn, Sr. was 71 years old at the time of his death.

Ambrosia For Heads extends our condolences to Common, and the friends and family of Lonnie Lynn, Sr.

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