DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Joseph Calleja (November 9, 1974 – November 16, 2000), better known by his stage name Joe C., was an American rapper and musician. His popularity and fame were based on his relationship as hype man and comic relief for fellow musician Kid Rock.
DEATH: In November 1999, Calleja had to leave the tour with Kid Rock, only appearing in a few programs from this issue. On November 16, 2000, one week after his 26th birthday, Calleja died from celiac disease complications in his hometown of Taylor, Michigan. His mother found him dead the next morning.