Snoop Dogg’s Younger Brother Bing Worthington Has Died

Bing Worthington Dead: Snoop Dogg's younger brother has tragically died aged 44 years old.
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Snoop Dogg’s younger brother, Bing Worthington, has tragically died aged 44 years old. 

Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., is an American rapper who is known for hits such as ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ and ‘Young, Wild & Free’.

He is the older brother of Worthington, who sadly passed away on Thursday, as disclosed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California.

The devastating news comes after a troubling update on Snoop Dogg’s daughter.

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Last month, Cori Broadus, 24, was rushed to hospital after suffering a ‘severe’ stroke – which she opened up about on Instagram.

“I had a severe stroke this am. I started breaking down crying when they told me,” Broadus said. “I’m only 24, what did I do in my past to deserve all of this?”

Following his daughter’s recovery, Snoop Dogg appeared at the Los Angeles premiere of the film The Underdoggs and told People magazine she’s ‘doing a little bit better’.

When the publication asked the ‘Gin and Juice’ rapper whether his daughter’s health scare had put life into perspective for him, the 52-year-old responded: “Yeah, yeah. Something like that.”

And now, just weeks later, it has been confirmed that Snoop Dogg has lost his only sibling.

Bing Worthington
Snoop Dogg’s younger brother, Bing Worthington, has sadly died aged 44 years old. Credit: @badabing33/Instagram

Fellow celebrities have taken to social media and responded with condolences.

Singer Tamar Braxton writes: “Sorry for all your loss Brother.”

Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson adds: “I’m sorry this happened… Prayers, love and light to you and your family.”

Worthington was a music producer and had been hired by Snoop Dogg to work on high-profile projects at the rapper’s label, according to NBC.

The rapper’s younger brother told Vice in 2016 that he was ‘just the road guy. I worked my way to the top’.

He also told the publication that he had a hand in multiple endeavours launched under his brother’s branding, such as the skateboard deck-maker Snoop Dogg Board Company in the mid-2000s.

Worthington also merged a record label run as part of Snoop Dogg’s businesses with Quebec-based Urban Heat Legends. Its chief, Miguel Lopez, was a friend, according to the resulting label, Dogg Records.

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The label’s website says that the merged company resulted from ‘a relationship formed between Bing Worthington (Snoop Dogg’s brother)’ and Lopez – aiming to ‘create a platform where West Coast artists meet the North and vice versa’.

Following the death of Snoop Dogg and Worthington’s mother, Beverly Tate, in 2021, Lopez claimed that Worthington hadn’t been himself.

“It’s been a tough time since his mom passed,” Lopez told NBC. “He took it very hard. He was very close to her.”

After the announcement of his brother’s death, Snoop Dogg took to Instagram and paid tribute to his younger sibling.

He posted a photo from his childhood in which he’s surrounded by several family members, including Worthington.

“1980,” it’s simply captioned, alongside a series of emojis, including a love heart and praying hands.


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Worthington’s cause of death ‘will be pending the results of the toxicology and autopsy report’, according to Sgt. Frank Gonzalez in an email to NBC.

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.