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Three 6 Mafia's Lord Infamous Dead at 40 After Heart Attack

Three 6 Mafia's Lord Infamous Dead at 40 After Heart Attack

Three 6 Mafia founding member Lord Infamous was found dead on Friday evening (December 20) in Memphis at the age of 40.

“He passed away in his sleep from a heart attack,” his half-brother and fellow group member DJ Paul, told The Hollywood Reporter. “He said he was tired, he wanted to sleep. He sat down at the kitchen table, put his head in his arms to lay down … to get some sleep.”

The rapper, whose real name was Ricky Dunigan, was found dead at the table in his mother’s house after she arrived home from running errands.

Three 6 Mafia famously won an Oscar for Best Original Song back in 2006 (without Lord Infamous) for their song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the movie Hustle & Flow.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Lord Infamous‘ family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • Sayer

    Heart attack at 40? mmm

    Anyhow, RIP.

  • OMG

    So young. RIP

  • .

    winter solstice sacrifice

  • Sweetness

    so sad..my mom passed away in her sleep..the only comfort is that if loved one must die its in a peaceful way. R.I.P.

  • 55vineyard

    My brother passed away at age 52 of a hear attack.
    When I was in college, my Econ professor had a brother die of a heart attack at 28. It can happen to anyone I guess.

  • Wurry

    Gee, so young! It CAN happen at a young age, yes. Usually it’s hereditary when it happens so young or there’s a history of blood clots or something.

  • jack

    I know a bluegrass group that does “its hard out here for a pimp”.
    http://goo.gl/7GnDQ0

  • Josephine

    I’m so sorry for his mother. Losing a child is always devastating but if that’s true she was also the one who found his body – that image will haunt her forever.

  • sad

    That is too young to die from a heart attack.

  • olivia

    sad everyone leaving this world ..prayers to his family may god give them comfort in the days to come.

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