According to this TMZ report, Pimp C of legendary Texas-based hip-hop group, UGK was found dead in his bed in a Sunset Strip hotel room this morning. There's a brief posting about it at MTV as well, that says his death has been confirmed by Jive Records.
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The rapper, born Chad Butler, had just performed with Too Short at the LA House of Blues last Saturday.
Watch this space for details as they come. -- Jonathan Cunningham