Lord Infamous is dead. The Three 6 Mafia rapper died peacefully in his sleep at his mother's house in Memphis, Tenn. on Dec. 20, 2013. He was 40 years old. Born Ricky Dunigan, the rapper was one of the four original members of the group.
According to a report by Vibe, the rapper's death is believed to be the result of a heart attack. However, his official cause of death has not been released.
Lord Infamous had a heart attack and stroke in 2010, but he was not known to be sick at the time of his death.
His group mate and half-brother DJ Paul spoke with the Hollywood Reporter, telling the media outlet that Lord Infamous fell asleep at the kitchen table on Friday night while visiting his mother. When she checked on him several hours later, she found that he was unresponsive.
DJ Paul shared the following account of Lord Infamous's death:
He [Lord Infamous] had a heart attack in his sleep. His mother found him dead this morning. He had been dead, the doctors say, for about five hours. And she came home, he was sitting at the kitchen table with his head down on his arms.
He had told his girlfriend that he was sleeping and he wanted to go to sleep. His girlfriend left and was like, 'You going to be fine?' And he was like, 'Yeah, I'm going to be good.' And she was like, 'You sure?' And he was like, 'Yeah, yeah, I'm positive, I just want to get some sleep.'
So he laid his head in his arms at the kitchen table and he went to sleep and then when his momma came home, he was sitting at the kitchen table passed away.