Back in July, it was reported that Lighter Shade of Brown member DTTX, real name Bobby Ramirez, had passed at the age of 46 after lying in a coma for 11 days. The rapper was discovered on July 7 unresponsive in a Las Vegas street, with severe burns and a body temperature of 107 degrees. Now, TMZ is reporting that according to the Clark County Coroner Ramirez died from heatstroke, with expose as a contributing factor.

A Lighter Shade of Brown, the duo that DTTX helped form in the early ’90s, shared condolences via Instagram, writing, “It is with great sadness to inform you that our brother Bobby DTTX Ramirez has passed away. Bobby’s final breath was taken on Monday July 18 2016 at 2:20pm. On behalf of the Ramirez family, they would like to thank friends and the fans for ALL of your prayers during this difficult time. A PayPal account has been set up in his honor to help his family with funeral expenses.”

Hip-hop has lost a number of figures this year, including Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Prince Be of P.M. Dawn and John Barry, an original member of the Beastie Boys.

DTTX's family had told the celebrity site that the rapper had long battled alcoholism, believing cardiac arrest and heat stroke to be the causes of death. Lighter Shade of Brown was a Mexican-American rap duo who first released Brown & Proud with the single "On a Sunday Afternoon" in 1990.

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