Our condolences to Maiesha’s family, friends, and loved ones. As seen via WUSA9, where you can read the full story:

Maiesha Rashad, D.C.’s leading lady of go-go, died Monday evening after fighting a battle with stomach cancer for five months, a family member said.

In February, Rashad was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer. According to a family member, she was living with her family until 10 days ago; she passed away in hospice care. She previously received chemotherapy treatments at Suburban Hospital.

During the 90’s in D.C., Rashad led a band of bell-bottom and afro-wearing musicians. They called themselves Maiesha Rashad and the Hip Huggers.

A small but committed group of writers, bloggers and videographers that (mostly) exist and function all over the D.C. Metro area.