Pimp C of UGK (aka Chad Butler) was found dead in an L.A. hotel earlier today. There were no signs of foul play and no evidence of drug use. All signs point to natural causes but he was only 33 years old.
To a mainstream audience, Pimp C was best known for UGK’s cameo on the Jay-Z hit “Big Pimpin’,” and for “Free Pimp C” T-shirts and shout-outs, ubiquitous in rap several years ago while he was jailed on gun charges. On Tuesday, his MySpace page had been changed to read: “C the Pimp is FREE at last.” (Source)
Our prayers go out to his family.