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Update: Pimp C’s Cause of Death Puzzling, Family Sought Out Rapper Says Hotel


According to new information, rapper Pimp C born Chad Butler, 33, who was found dead on December 4, 2007, was found fully clothed on top of a bed at the the Mondrian Hotel in L.A. laying on his side.

According to new information, rapper Pimp C born Chad Butler, 33, who was found dead on December 4, 2007, was found fully clothed on top of a bed at the the Mondrian Hotel in L.A. laying on his side. According to Capt. Ed Winter of the L.A. County Coroner’s office, he told TMZ in a statement that Pimp C “appeared” to have died of natural causes and did not seem to have fallen or injured himself and he was positioned on his side.

However, no one will know for sure the cause of his death until the toxicology test results are in, which will be in about six to eight weeks.

The Mondrian hotel released the following statement, “Mondrian received calls this morning from the family of Chad Butler inquiring about his whereabouts. Mr. Butler had checked into the hotel on 28 November and, according to the callers, was to have checked out yesterday. Security personnel went to Mr. Butler’s room and found him in bed, apparently expired. A 911 call was placed at about 9:20 a.m. and paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced Mr. Butler dead.”

Pimp C was one-half of the rap duo U.G.K. based out of Texas which included his close friend and partner Bun B. Pimp C is considered a rap icon and legend to the underground rap world who wasn’t afraid to talk and speak what he called “the truth”.

In 2002, Pimp C was sentenced to eight years in prison after failing to complete a court-ordered community service when he plead no contest to aggravated assault charges for waving a gun during an argument with a woman at a local shopping mall. Pimp C was later paroled in 2005.

This past Summer, Pimp C made headlines after calling out several rappers, industry people and Atlanta through several media outlets. His words caused an uproar in the Atlanta community in which he later apologized.

In August, U.G.K.’s seventh album “Underground Kingz,” reached No. 1 on the album chart list in which the group made a comeback which included the hit “Int’l Player’s Anthem (I Choose You),” featuring OutKast produced by Three 6 Mafia.

Currently the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are still investigating and reviewing all sources available.

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