Rapper Found Dead At Los Angeles Hotel

December 5, 2007 By:
Rapper Found Dead At Los Angeles Hotel

33 year old Rapper Pimp C was found dead at the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood Tuesday night. The rapper is best known for his cameo in Jay Z's "Big Pimpin."

  His last show was on Saturday night at the House of Blues on Sunset strip with Too $hort. Capt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Butler had apparently died in bed.

"At this time there's no signs of foul play," Winter said. "It appears to be possibly natural, but pending autopsy and toxicology we can't say the cause."

Barry Weiss, CEO of Jive, said in a statement: "We mourn the unexpected loss of Chad. He was truly a thoughtful and kindhearted person. He will be remembered for his talent and profound influence as a pioneer in bringing southern rap to the forefront."

Butler is survived by a wife and three children.