Matt Hamilton of the Los Angeles Times is reporting World Star Hip-Hop founder Lee O’Denat has died at age 43. Hamilton reports:
“The San Diego County medical examiner’s office said O’Denat was at a business in a San Diego shopping center — identified by police as a massage parlor — when he became unresponsive.
Paramedics arrived and attempted to revive him with CPR, but he was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m. The cause of death is heart disease, with obesity considered a contributing factor, according to the coroner’s office.”
In 2005, the Queens native founded the controversial website which featured hip-hop news, viral videos and sensational, often obscene content.
World Star Hip-Hop recently announced that it was bringing a show to MTV2, to be hosted by Comedian Chris Powell.
World Star Hip-Hop issued a statement:
O’Denat was 43.
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