Nearly 24 hours after reports of Three 6 Mafia co-founder Lord Infamous‘ passing shocked the hip-hop world, new details on what caused his death have surfaced.
According to his half-brother and fellow member DJ Paul, medical complications contributed to Infamous’ untimely 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)
Yesterday, 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)
A Three 6 Mafia representative initially 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)
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