News: DJ Paul Bids Farewell To Late Three 6 Mafia Founder: "I'm Just Happy He Passed Away Peacefully"

Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013 7:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul has stepped forward to share some words of endearment toward late group co-founder Lord Infamous days after he passed away from medical complications.

Despite his untimely demise, Paul looked at the positive side of how Infamous' life ended.

"I'm just happy he passed away peacefully," DJ Paul said in an interview. "He got a chance to see his fortieth birthday, got a chance to see the group back together and everything and he was just real happy. He was real happy when he passed away and that's the best thing in the world. It couldn't have came at a better time. I'm glad it came before all the crew came back together. It happened at the right time. He got a chance to see all of his dreams come true. Me and him and [Gangsta] Boo and everybody back in the studio and he always wanted to see that 'cause all of us grew up together 'cause we was all like 14, 15 and he was happy to see that." (HHDX)

This week, Paul revealed medical complications contributed to Infamous' shocking passing.

Rapper Ricky Dunigan, known by the stage name Lord Infamous, died of a heart attack in Memphis at the age of 40, fellow members of Three 6 Mafia said. Dunigan, a founding member of the group, died in his sleep Friday night at his mother's home, DJ Paul told The Hollywood Reporter. "He said he was tired, he wanted to sleep," Paul said. "He sat down at the kitchen table, put his head in his arms to lay down ... to get some sleep." Paul said Dunigan's mother was not home at the time and discovered her son dead at the table when she returned. (UPI)

A day prior, reports claimed the late 40-year-old musician was discovered at his mother's residence.

Three 6 Mafia founding member Ricky "Lord Infamous" Dunigan was found dead in his mother's Memphis, Tennessee home on Friday night. The cause of death is currently unknown. He was 40 years old. Three 6 got their start in the mid-90s under the leadership of DJ Paul and Juicy J, and at one time or another included Koopsta Knicca, Crunchy Black, Gangsta Boo and Infamous. While Juicy is currently enjoying solo success, the remaining members of the group formed Da Mafia 6ix and earlier this year released their 6ix Commandments mixtape. (MTV)

Group member Juicy J acknowledged Infamous' legacy and paid his respect Saturday (December 21) afternoon.

"R.I.P. lord Infamous," he tweeted December 21. (Juicy J's Twitter)

Fellow member Gangsta Boo also reflected on her early days with Infamous.

"Rest in Peace Lord Infamous please respect the family and dear friends during this tragedy.," she tweeted Saturday.
"I will never forget the shows we rocked together . My heart is in pieces" (Gangsta Boo's Twitter)

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