It is unfortunate news that the man who brought us everything from underground music, to the most epic street brawls, has passed away after getting a massage in San Diego, CA on Jan. 23.
It was just revealed that the death of WorldStarHipHop founder, Lee "Q" O'Denat was due to his weight. Q struggled with morbid obesity most of his adulthood, resulting in plaque build up on his heart. At the time of his passing he was 43 years old and weighing 345 lbs.
According to XXL Magazine, Q's WorldStarHipHop team released this statement:
“Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hip-hop website in the world. But more than that, he was a devoted father and one of the nicest, most generous persons to ever grace this planet. We will miss his hearty laugh and warm spirit. WorldStarHipHop will continue in its various endeavors. We ask that you remember Q in your prayers and raise a toast to the sky in his name."
He definitely helped shape urban culture and had a great influence on all his site users, he is missed.