Posts Tagged ‘death’

Update: Pimp C’s Manager Speaks

December 5, 2007

Los Angeles, CA – Manager Rick Martin, who was on hand this morning to identify the body of client and dear friend Chad Butler aka Pimp C,¬†offers this statement regarding today’s tragic loss:

This morning saw the loss of a man that was not only a client, but a very dear friend at a time when he had the most to live for. He was my best friend and I will always love him.

Chad’s tragic passing leaves behind mourners the world over, including his mother, wife and children whom Chad loved more than anything. An official cause of death has yet to be determined.

I was so very proud of Chad and the growth he has shown since his release from prison; as an artist and business man and as a person. As one half of the legendary Texas group UGK, Chad was finally seeing the results of the years of love and labor that he and Bun B have put in over the years, culminating in the tremendous success of their album, Underground Kingz. Chad was set to soar with not only a new solo deal on Jive Records, but a lucrative publishing deal, a new satellite radio show, several group projects and a national cologne endorsement. Chad had everything to live for, making his unexpected passing a travesty.

Right now, my number one concern is the well being and livelihood of his family who are the ones most deeply affected by this loss. All efforts will be made to ensure that they are properly cared for in this tragic time and beyond.

As Chad’s friend and manager, and on behalf of his family and those closest to him, we ask that you, the press keep reports of his passing to tributes to his amazing contributions as an artist and wait for the facts surrounding his death to come to light. Please let us all remember Pimp C as the kind and warmhearted man and rap music pioneer that he was.

Thank you,

Rick Martin / FM2 Inc


R.I.P. Pimp C

December 4, 2007

TMZ is reporting he was found dead in his L.A. hotel room this morning. Condolences to his family….

Surgeon Who Performed on Kanye’s Mom Walks Of Larry King Live

November 21, 2007

What was slated to be the physician, Dr. Jan Adams, telling his side of the story to Larry King on the CNN program, turned into Adams taking off his microphone live on the air and declining to comment. The surprising move was, according to Adams, in response to a last minute plea by the West family not to speak out about the procedure. Adams said that he was respecting the family’s wishes by not speaking out on the matter.
“I have a tremendous amount of love and respect for the West family and they have asked me not to go on,” he said. “And I’ve said from the very beginning, I don’t have a side in this. They are my side and so I’m going to respect their wishes.”
When King asked if the cosmetic surgeon would field questions at a later date concerning the matter, he responded by saying, “When they’re comfortable, then I’ll be comfortable. If they’re never comfortable, then I’ll never be comfortable. They are what’s important to me. I said that from the start and that’s what I’ll continue to honor.”
The show aired on the same day that the funeral for West was held in Spencer, Oklahoma. The funeral was attended by an emotional Kanye as well as a host of mourners including Jay-Z, Beyonce and John Legend. Both Common and Anita Baker performed at West’s funeral as well, according to Entertainment Tonight.


Kanye West Back Performing, Breaks Down During Hey Mama

November 19, 2007

Kanye breaks down on stage at his first performance back in Paris during the performance of “Hey Mama”¬†


November 12, 2007

The mother of hip-hop mogul Kanye West died following a “cosmetic procedure” in Los Angeles this weekend, her publicist told CNN Monday. But Patricia Green, the publicist for Dr. Donda West, did not give details about the procedure or exactly what the cause of death was.

West died Saturday at the age of 58, confirmed a representative of West’s record label, Island Def Jam, who added that “the family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief.”