Melvin Barcliff, most known by his stage name Magoo, has reportedly passed away at the age of 50. Details surrounding his death have not been released at this time.
In the 1990s, Magoo and his music partner, super-producer Timbaland, released their debut album "Welcome to Our World". The Virginia natives gave us hits like "Up Jumps Da Boogie" and "Luv 2 Luv Ya" while also introducing us to their star-studded roster of label mates, including: Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, and the late Aaliyah to name a few.
"This one hits different, long live Melvin aka magoo," Timbaland said in a post. "Tim and Magoo forever. Rest easy, my king."
"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," singer Ginuwine said in an Instagram post. "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’m truly ef'd 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," he adds.
EBONY would like to offer condolences to the friends and family of Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff. May he rest in peace.