Deezer D, 'ER' Actor and Rapper, Dies at 55

He played Nurse Malik McGrath throughout NBC medical drama’s 15-season run

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Deezer D, who played Nurse Malik McGrath on “E.R.” for the NBC medical drama’s entire run, died Thursday, according to TMZ.

The actor and rapper, whose real name is Dearon Thompson, was found unresponsive at his Los Angeles home, his brother, Marshawn, told TMZ. No cause of death has been released for Deezer D, but his brother tells TMZ he believes he died of a heart.

Representatives for NBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. The Los Angeles Police Department and L.A. County coroner’s office did not have information on Thompson’s when reached by TheWrap Friday.

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