P.M. Dawn Member, Prince Be’ Dies Of Kidney Disease At 46

You may not know him by his given name of Attrel Cordes. But you may remember his stage name of “Prince Be”, the founding member of the chart-topping hip-hop duo P.M. Dawn. The rapper/singer died Friday in a New Jersey hospital following a battle with renal kidney disease. He was 46. A representative for the group confirmed Cordes’ death to People.com.

The kidneys filter waste and excess fluid from the blood. As kidneys fail, waste builds up.
Symptoms develop slowly and aren’t specific to the disease. Some people have no symptoms at all and are diagnosed by a lab test.

Early detection is the first step in treating chronic kidney disease. The symptoms of kidney disease may include: