Daughter of rap legend Freeway dies aged 21 after cancer battle as star posts heartbreaking tribute to 'best friend'

THE daughter of rap legend Freeway has died at the age of 21 following a battle with cancer.

The Philadelphia star revealed the sad news to his thousands of followers on Instagram on Sunday.

He uploaded a video from his daughter's 21st birthday where she was dancing to the Jackson 5 hit "Shake Your Body to the Ground".

A caption said: “You know the saying sugar and spice and everything nice, well that’s my Harmony!”

“I promise y’all she was the sweetest most kind most caring generous loving adorable person I know. Allah Really blessed me putting her in my life. I love her so much and this hurts so bad (sic)."

He added: “Even though she was fighting cancer she was always happy and always smiling and she always brightened up my day.

“She truly was my best friend and I don’t know what I’m gonna do. This pain is unimaginable.”

Tributes from across the music industry have been paid to the artist's daughter.

Rapper Mad Skillz commented: “Awwh man, praying for you and your family free (sic).”

Meanwhile, Grammy-nominated singer Maimouna Youssef posted: “May Allah forgive any and all transgressions and grant her entry into paradise. No more pain.

“We are with your dear brother. May Allah give you strength, peace and comfort in this time.”

And, author and journalist Kathy Iandoli said: Praying for you and your family, free. You are an incredible father and watching you there every step of the way, Harmony knew she was surrounded by love. May God welcome her with open arms.”

Freeway uploaded a snap of the rapper holding his daughter’s hands to his Stories page.

He also shared a clip of the pair ringing the Philadelphia 76ers bell and said: “I pray that my daughter Harmony’s name rings bell’s amongst the angels in heaven.

“Much love to the Sixers for helping put a big smile on my daughter's face that day.”

This is a developing story…

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