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Common fans knew his father Lonnie Lynn from his consistent appearances on most of his albums, but the man affectionately known as “Pops” has died at the age of 71, according to ABC News. The cause of Lynn’s death has not yet been revealed, but you can read more about the life of the great poet Pops and see what Common had to say about his dad here.

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Take a listen to all of Pops’ appearances on Common’s albums at HipHopWired.com.

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