Big DS, one of the founding members of the hip-hop band, Onyx, has passed away following his battle with cancer. Big DS apparently lost his battle on 23rd May, 2003. His friends and other members of Onyx are, understandably, distraught. 

Onyx was created by DS along was Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr and Sonee Seeza, but he left after the band's debut studio album, 'Bacdafucup', went platinum. Big DS intended to peruse a solo career, yet it never happened. Starr, Fingaz and Seeza - still together as Onyx - are due to release their fifth album, 'Triggernometry' on the 31st October, 2003.