Craig Mack, Grammy Award-nominated Rapper, Dead At 46. Grammy Award-nominated rapper Craig Mack, who helped put P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records on the map, died Monday at age 46. Mack rose to prominence with his hit Grammy Award-nominated song “Flava In Ya Ear” in 1994. Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said Mack died at his home in Walterboro, South Carolina, around 9 p.m. Monday. He said it appeared Mack died of natural causes. The New York Daily News reported his cause of death was heart failure.