Rapper Sean Price, from Heltah Skeltah, Boot Camp Clik, and Random Axe passed away at 43-years-old, on Saturday morning in his Brooklyn apartment.
“It is beyond a heavy heart that Duck Down Music is sadly confirming that Sean Price passed away early this morning in his Brooklyn apartment, Saturday, August 8th, 2015,” his rep wrote in a statement. “The cause of death is currently unknown, but it was reported that he died in his sleep. He’s survived by his wife, and his three children.”
Price, who originally performed under the stage name Ruck, filled half of the hip-hop duo, Heltah Skeltah. The other half consisted of Jahmal Bush, who performed under the name Rock. Ruck and Rock released its debut album, Nocturnal, in 1996. Both of the rappers were members of the larger hip-hop group, Boot Camp Click. Price was also later on a member of hip-hop trio, Random Axe.
Since the news of the Heltah Skeltah group member’s death, several stars took to social media to offer their condolences.
“RIP to Sean P….So sad man. He was a huge inspiration to me,” Macklemore wrote on Twitter, Saturday. “Grew up on BBC. Prayers to his family, friends, and Duck Down.”
“Sean Price of ‘Helta Skelta’ dies at 43……..Waaaay too soon. RIP. Respect,” rapper, Ice-T added.
Saturday Night Live star, Pete Davidson shared his love as well, writing, “RIP to the legend Sean Price. Gone way too soon.”
In addition to Price’s successful music career with groups, he also succeeded as a solo artist, having released three albums under his name. According to reports, the rapper was set to come out with a mixtape later this month, called Songs in the Key of Price.
The musician was not only known for his talent, but for his kindness and humor. Rapper Rapsody took to Twitter to remind followers of just that.
“This is the worst,” he wrote. “To the legend…and big man with a big heart and big sense of humor…we love you Sean Price. RIP.”