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Joseph Calleja

Born: 1974-11-09 - Died: 2000-11-16
Cause of Death:
Celiac Disease

Death Summary: In November 1999 Joe C. had to scale way back on the number of shows he could do with Kid Rock because of his declining health.

A year later he died in his sleep at his parents house in Taylor, Michigan finally succumbing to his disease that plagued him his whole life.

Who was Joseph Calleja : Joseph Calleja, A.K.A Joe C., was a rapper who was part of Kid Rock's band during his rise to fame in the 1990's.

Joe C. suffered from celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes stunted growth and other complications. As a result of his disorder he reached a maximum height of 3ft. 9in.

He also suffered chronic pain, and was said to be taking upwards of 60 pills a day. He also needed around the clock medical attention.
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16 Signatures in Joseph Calleja's guestbook

  1. George Proto Says:

    Miss u man.even tho u went to a better place i wish still wish u were here

  2. Kid Rock Says:

    Sorry for callin You Midget all the time.
    -Your Homie Kid Rock

  3. katie Says:


  4. katie Says:


  5. lisa Says:

    i met him at woodstock we had a good time i miss you

  6. Misty Dawn Friday Says:

    i always admire the strength of people who live life to the fullest i hope your resting in peace.

  7. kyla Says:

    RIP Joe….you will be missed

  8. Tyler Ash Says:

    I am sorry about the lost homie he was a great homie

  9. Tyler Ash Says:

    was up joe c

  10. vinny Says:

    joe c your the motha fukin greatest dog see u soon lil homie

  11. Joe Says:

    Damn, its been 10 years?

  12. josh Says:

    u r not dead dude i teachin god how to rock

  13. chrystal mackall Says:


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  15. lee Says:

    rip c you will be missed by many

  16. Virginia Shepard Says:

    I miss you so much Joe.. R.I.P.

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