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.
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