Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Rapper Pimp C- Found Dead in Los Angeles
Rapper Pimp C was found dead this morning at an upscale hotel on Sunset Strip.
L.A. County Fire Department paramedics, responding to a 911 call, found him in his bed at the Mondrian Hotel. Pimp C, whose real name is Chad Butler, was a member of UGK, a rap duo that had a No. 1 album in August.
The hotel released the following statement: "Mondrian received calls this morning from the family of Chad Butler inquiring about his whereabouts. Mr. Butler had checked into the hotel on 28 November and, according to the callers, was to have checked out yesterday. Security personnel went to Mr. Butler's room and found him in bed, apparently expired. A 911 call was placed at about 9:20 a.m. and paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced Mr. Butler dead."
It's unclear how Butler, 33, died. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is investigating. (LINK CONTINUED)