News hit Twitter this morning (December 24) that Pro Era member and Brooklyn, New York emcee Capital Steez has allegedly died in the opening hours of the day. Hip Hop/R&B site has reported the death. After Steez, born Jamal Dewar, tweeted “The end.” in the opening hours of the morning, his band-mate Joey Bada$$ confirmed the tragic death, which appears to be self-inflicted, with “RIP Capital Steez 7.7.93 – 12.24.2012.”

He also tweeted that he “lost a best friend, a brother, a pro, a partner.”

Late last week, Pro Era released PEEP: The aPROcalypse mixtape. Capital Steez had released his own AmeriKKKan Koruption tape and made appearances on Joey Bada$$’s heralded 1999 mixtape from earlier this year.

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HipHopDX would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of Capital Steez and Pro Era.