News: Three 6 Mafia Member Mysteriously Passes At 40, Juicy J & More React
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 7:46PM
The hip-hop community lost a member this weekend with the unexpected passing of Three 6 Mafia co-founder Lord Infamous in Tennessee.
According to reports, 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)
A Three 6 Mafia representative has confirmed Lord's untimely death.
"He did pass away at his mothers house last night in Memphis," Dove Clark said during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "The cause of death is unknown. We're actually trying to figure out how he died and that is all the information we currently have." (HHDX)
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)
Along with co-founding Three 6 Mafia, Infamous also released his own music.
Born Ricky Dunigan, Infamous started Three 6 Mafia with DJ Paul (his half-brother) and Juicy J in the early 1990s. His debut solo effort Lord of Terror came out in 1994. He appeared on all of Three 6's early releases, and earlier this year, Infamous rejoined with DJ Paul, Crunchy Black, Koopsta Knicca, and Gangsta Boo to form Da Mafia 6ix. They released a mixtape, 6ix Commandments, last month. (Pitchfork)
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