Tuesday, December 4, 2007

R.I.P. Pimp C

Chad Butler a.k.a." Pimp C" was found dead at the Mondrian Hotel located on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA. He performed with Too Short on Saturday at the House of Blues. Pimp C was half of the dynamic down South duo, UGK. Their first mainstream hit was the summer anthem in 2000, " Big Pimpin" with Mr. Blueprint.

The hotel has finally released a 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."It's unclear how Butler, 33, died. The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is investigating.

On the radio here in Houston, the calls have been sad and uplifting. His partner " Bun B" is saddened by the news, but also thankful for the time he got to spend with Chad. My deepest sympathies goes out to the family. Wow, it's been such a crazy year!

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