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Coroner: Pimp C May Have Died of Natural Causes

12/4/2007 8:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Pimp CCapt. Ed Winter of the L.A. County Coroner's office tells TMZ that it appears as though rapper Pimp C died of natural causes in a Hollywood hotel room today.

We're told no drug paraphernalia or other drugs were found in the room. The rapper, we've learned, was found fully clothed on top of the bed. He did not seem to have fallen or injured himself and he was positioned on his side.

Winter said it did not appear that there was anyone else in the room at the time of his death. An autopsy will be performed and toxicology test results will be available in six to eight weeks.

Pimp C, whose real name is Chad Butler, was one half of the Houston rap duo UGK.

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ANGELICA PERALES    

PIMP C WAS HONESTLY A TRUE LEGEND OF THE SOUTH AND WILL TRUELY BE MISSED. EVERY DEATH WHICH MAY OCCUR IS FOR ONE REASON AND ONE REASON ONLY "GOD". GOD GIVES ALL OF US LIFE AND A MISSION TO FULFILL AND WHEN HE FEELS THAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT HE SENT US HERE FOR THEN HE TAKES OUR LIFE AND SENDS US UP TO ENJOY ETERNITY IN HEAVEN. NO MATTER WHAT THE CAUSE OF DEATH PIMP C WILL STILL BE MISSED TREMENDOUSLY...

2306 days ago
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tclezzy    

"Lord it's so hard living this life a constant struggle each and everyday, some wonder why i'd rather die than continue living this way". Words from a song on the latest UGK album by Pimp C. Might have been suicide!

2302 days ago
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uisasucka510    

mayne check this out, pimp is a pimp shut up people dyin every day. He made fly music, thats how we remeber this dude. ya never known this dude, so mayne just show yo respect, ya dig, what it do bay luv is what it is feel me do boooyyyyy. dont back talk me god damn it. ima mopp ya mayne.

2302 days ago
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MizSweetz    

REST IN PEACE CHAD "PIMP C" BUTLER
RAP ALOT RECORDS LOST ONE OF THE GREATEST SOUTHERN RAPPERS...THE SOUTH WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
I SUPPORTED THE "FREE PIMP C" MOVEMENT, AND ITS SAD TO SEE THAT SUCH A SHORT TIME AFTER WE HAD TO LAY HIM TO REST. HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED AND MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
>>>>IF YOU CANNOT THINK OF ANYTHING OTHER THAN DISRESPECTFUL COMMENTS,MAYBE YOU NEED NOT TO POST ON A "REST IN PEACE " SITE AT ALL. HAVE RESPECT FOR THIS MAN ,THIS HUMAN BEING AND HIS LOVED ONES PLEASE...YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT SOMEONE WILL HAVE TO SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU ARE GONE!!!!

2300 days ago
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MBF    

This is not about race, rap music, or even his choice of name for the rap game. This is about a person dying, nothing more.

My blessings, prayers, and peace go out to Pimp C, his family, his friends, and anyone else who genuinely cares.



2298 days ago
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brittany    

Rest in peace,pimp c you have made it to a great place.You was alwayz wondering if God would open up for u, and he did. You dont have to worry anymore!!I have always loved your music,and I will stil continue t enjoy it.Da Rap game wil not be da same without u I'll miss u Chad Butler,Pimp C,Sweet James Jones,Tony Snow!!!!

2261 days ago
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Kelli    

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2261 days ago
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bimjg    

Like Rick James said "Cocaine is a hell of a drug" still tho RIP Pimp C

2295 days ago
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Pimp B    

I wonder if Too Short may have had something to do with his death-Like Biggie Smalls shooting Tupac so he can get more Cd's sold. After Underground Kingz release, UGK was sure to stay on top for good. Maybe there's a murderer at the House of Blues...

2292 days ago
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#1 fan    

to whoever said he died on purpose may God have mercy on your soul.Please let the man REST IN PEACE U R MISSED!!!!

2250 days ago
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sweetie    

first!!!!!

2329 days ago
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JMO    

FOREVER IN MY HEART CHAD BUTLER!!!

2329 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

YEAH RIGHT, NATURAL CAUSES

It's hard out there for a Pimp.

2329 days ago
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Wicked    

Oh come off it. My 90 yr old parent just died and the mortuary/coroner said there was no such thing as natural causes. And I'm talking about a 90 yr old.

Something is fishy here. No matter what, it wasn't natural.

Oh and I think Hayward sucks as a city too. Losers live there.

2329 days ago
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equal opportunity offender    

high cholesterol.

2329 days ago
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