It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Melvin ‘Magoo’ Barcliff, a prominent figure recognized as one-half of the legendary musical duo Timbaland & Magoo. This deeply saddening event has left us all in shock as Magoo’s life was tragically cut short at the age of 50.
Magoo, renowned for his outstanding contributions to the music industry, particularly in collaboration with Timbaland, has left an indelible mark on the world of music and creativity. His legacy will continue to resonate for years to come.
On Sunday, August 13, Digital Black from the group Playa took to his Instagram platform to express his grief and pay tribute to the late rapper. In a heartfelt post, he shared, “Man can’t believe this RIP Magoo damn big bro wasn’t ready for this at all #superfriends,”
Ginuwine, a fellow artist, and friend, also took a moment to commemorate the life of Magoo, who was affectionately known by his real name, Melvin Barcliff. In a poignant message on the same day, he conveyed, “Times get rough but we keep on pushing just heard some news I hope it ain’t true …I just want everyone to know that time is short love who you love and make sure they know it.”
Magoo’s presence and impact on the music scene are undeniable, and his untimely departure is a loss felt deeply by fans, colleagues, and friends alike. As we reflect on his remarkable journey, let us honor his memory by celebrating his contributions and embracing the importance of love and connection in the time we have.
Please join us in extending our thoughts and condolences to Magoo’s family, friends, and fans during this challenging period.