Ginuwine is mourning the passing of his Superfriend Melvin “Magoo” Barcliff.
Unconfirmed reports of Magoo’s passing began spreading like wildfire late Sunday (August 13) evening.
His cause of death is unknown.
Ginuwine took to social media to grieve and pay tribute to his friend.
In his first post, the “Pony” singer wrote:
Times get rough but we keep on pushing just heard some news I hope it ain’t true …
I just want everyone to know that time is short love who you love and make sure they know it 🍷
After he seemingly confirmed the news of Magoo’s passing, Ginuwine wrote:
I don’t even know how to say anything at this point, I have lost 3 friends now within a month to LIFE and it’s due date ….this dude always pushed me …
I will miss you Maganooo that’s what we called him ….. totally one of the best ever in my eyes always pressing forward I know we didn’t talk a lot but the love was and will be always there my brotha.
I will see you soon bro we all have our date and I’m expecting the bro hug when I get there 🍷
I’m truly efd up right now foreal life is crazy…
I hate going through this and losing people we love sometimes it makes you feel like you don’t wanna feel the pain so you wanna be gone also …pain hurts ..man oh man
blessings to the family all of my condolences 🙏🏽
See both posts below.
Melvin “Magoo” Barcliff was a rapper hailing from Norfolk, Virginia.
He and Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley met in high school and would later become the rap duo, Timbaland & Magoo.
Their first collaboration, “Up Jumps da Boogie,” was the first project released from the Superfriends, a collective of incredibly talented singers, songwriters, and producers including Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Tweet, Nicole Wray, and Static Major of the group, Playa.
Magoo is trending as folks take to their Twitter timelines to pay their respects.
See a few tweets below.
MaGoo is predeceased by Superfriends – Aaliyah (2001) and Static Major (2008).
Timbaland nor Missy have not publicly addressed the news of MaGoo’s passing and the rapper’s family has not released an official statement.
Melvin “Magoo” Barcliff was 50.
May he rest in peace.