Pimp C May Have Died of Natural Causes, Investigation Pending

Initial reports from the L.A. Coroner’s office indicate that Pimp C’s untimely death may have been from natural causes. According to the Houston Chronicle, the rapper’s body was discovered by security in his room early Tuesday morning at the Beverly Hills Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Blvd. Concerned family members notified the hotel after the rapper failed to check out on time and they had not heard from him. Capt. Ed Winter of the L.A. Coroner’s office told website TMZ.com that Pimp, whose real name was Chad Butler, was fully clothed and lying on top of his bed when paramedics arrived. Winter noted that no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found in the room and there was no sign of any accident that may have caused his death. “At this time there’s no signs of foul play,” Winter told the Chronicle. “It appears to be possibly natural, but pending autopsy and toxicology we can’t say the cause.” Those test results could take up to six to eight weeks to come back. Despite the lack of evidence indicating foul play, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that they would be moving forward with an investigation, which is standard procedure in circumstances such as these.

Pimp had checked into the Mondrian last Wednesday (November 28) and performed alongside Too $hort at the House of Blues over the weekend. Pimp’s death has understandably hit the city of Houston particularly hard. Although the fallen rapper and his partner Bun B hail from nearby Port Arthur, they have long been credited with helping to establish the vibrant Hip-Hop scene in H-Town. “It’s a sad day in the city,” Mike Jones told the Chronicle. “A legend has passed.” 2007 had been a particularly notable year for UGK, with their latest album, Underground Kingz, receiving extensive critical acclaim and debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. “As one half of the legendary Texas group UGK, Chad was finally seeing the results of the years of love and labor that he and Bun B have put in over the years, culminating in the tremendous success of their album, Underground Kingz,” Pimp’s manager Rick Martin said in a statement. “Chad was set to soar with not only a new solo deal on Jive Records, but a lucrative publishing deal, a new satellite radio show, several group projects and a national cologne endorsement. Chad had everything to live for, making his unexpected passing a travesty.”

  • BossGame

    Rest In Peace Brah!

    • http://xxlmagazine Yung Detroit

      that shitt crazy i heard that shitt yesterday but i didnt believe that shitt men rest in peace pimp c the real underground king

  • $$tone$money$$

    Damn datz crazy

  • KLETEWOOD

    NATURAL CAUSES WILL COME AND GET YA JUST LIKE ANYTHING ELSE…RIP

  • Tha-Gr8est!

    “Ay main, when i get off da plane, i gotta change my watch!”(From the Atlanta radio station interview, referring to ATL’S regional time zone position in relation 2 Texas) Pimp waz tha coldest! All my niggaz and bitchez hit me up yesterday wit that fucked up newz. Shout out 2 xxl 4 havin that shit on deck when i logged on 2 verify. Now i HOPE it waz sum natural causes; even more, i hope that REAL ASS NIGGA went out in his sleep so he could str8 up ‘Rest in Peace’. Keep Ridin’ Dirty Bun!!

    • nappy_pappy

      yea I hope it was natural and not some over dose shit, that would be a shame. I def dont think there was foul play he was in his room. Unfortunately i seen him in person bout couple months back and to tell u the truth yall he didnt look good. He is outta shape, he wasnt the pimp c u see on tv he was lookin ruff my dude looked unhealthy!!! Its unfortunate RIP

  • quick2k2

    33 dying of natural cause something dont sound right

  • Young Deuce aka Princinnati

    Well if there is a slighty good thing its that the man died of natural causes. I hope he went peacefully. R.I.P.

  • MG

    what are some things you would die from at 33??? he prolly “Smoked Something Bitxh” and died.

    • its me!

      That was so dumb to say.At 33 years old or any other age you can die from anything.If the man above is ready to take you its not a discussion.NO DRUGS WERE FOUND!

    • capp

      man i miss pimp that comment bout smoked sumthing and died fuck u dick in the booty ass punk that’s strait from the south

  • Trickdd

    IM SHER DRUGS HAD I LITTLE BIT TO DO WITH THE NATURAL CAUSE YOU JUST DONT DIE FOR NO REASON AT THE AGE 33, R.I.P. Pimp C

    • JGold

      He might have had a congenital heart defect, a brain aneurysm, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, etc. etc.

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  • G

    R.I.P pimp C damn Hope family And Bun r iight

  • j

    Natural causes is when you are 80 not 33 that means if that is the case homeboy was really unhealthy. Hey smoking and drinking too much will push natural cause early. Get healthy people. R.I.P

    • keet head

      its crazy all u n$gga$ want to draw a conclusion on why pimp c passed aint no good way to die when you got sh!t to live for dont worry how he died remeber how he lived rip sweet jones oklahoma gonna miss that sh~t

  • latino Heat

    co-sign young deuce. first thing i thought was another sizzurp o.d. like screw and big moe. but seriously what do you die from at 33? something dont add up.

    • Lotto

      That’s the same thang I was thinkin.

  • i think..

    conspiracy

  • Mac Sleppy

    To all you people screaming it can’t be natural causes…. It’s good to know you discovered the mysteries of how God works!?… News Flash: Age doesn’t matter, if God calls you home, then it’s yo time to go!…. Quit trynna make sumthing outta nothing, let that Man rest in peace…. R.I.P. Pimp C

    http://www.myspace.com/macsleepy

    • ITS ME!

      THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I was the only person thinking like that. These stuiped mother fuckers on here was getting on my nerves with that drug shit also THANKS!

    • $H@KIM @LL@H

      co-sign u can die anytime peoplez die in their sleep when god say’s its time to go its your time 2 go. Its nothin u can do about it. U can die from natural causes at any age, itz just life. Too bad it was his tyme to go. R.I.P. Pimp C

  • Trickdd

    HIS KIDNEYS WHERE PROLLY FUCKT UP FROM THAT DRANK,PILLS,AHLCOHOL,COKE TRILL SHIT

  • Trickdd

    I AINT TRYIN TO START NO ROMURS Mac Sleepy I MEAN IF YOU LISTEN TO PIMP C YOU NO HE LIKES TO GET FUCKET UP I DO TO SO IM JUST PUTTIN TWO AND TWO TOGETHER ITS ONLY COMMON SENSE IT WAS PROLLY DRUGS IF HE WASNT SHOT ARE KILLD HISSELF BUT HE COULD OF JUST WENT

    • Mac Sleepy

      4show homie… I feel ya, cuz i do all that shyt 2….1love

  • ITS ME!

    ya’ll STUPID mother fuxkers are getting on my nerves with that drug shxt. You can be any age to go home. stop acting dumb. first of all ya’ll must not be real fans if you new anything he was heavy. NOT SAYING THATS WHY HE DIED!!!!!!!

  • BIZZLE

    NO MATTER HOW HE DIED, I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT THOUGH…RIP PIMP MUTHAFUCKIN C THIS NIGGA DID IT REAL BIG FOR MANY YEARS AND WAS DEFINITLY A LEGEND

  • Rockcity

    Not tryna be insensitive about this mans death, because he will always be a legend to me, but i do remember the big rumor about a houston rapper having AIDs, i know they said natural causes but ummmmm he was in prison.

  • kdizzle

    Yeah it’s a sad day in hip hop. The thing we gotta realize is that heart disease is the leading killer among black folks, (next to us killin eachother). I know a few people, young people who died of heart disease (it doesn’t matter how old you are. google Damien Nash Denver Broncos). Black folks, we gotta start taking care of ourselves, get in shape, stop eating all that bullshit and if you can’t cut it out please fuckin cut down on the smokin and drinkin. That shit will just intensify any illness you might already have. RIP Pimp C.

  • Penelope Rodriguez

    Ain’t no such thing as dying from natural causes at 33. That is just too young.

    Suppose that the drugs he used to do finally caught up to him…?

    33 years old…!

  • dj AK

    R.I.P PIMP C you will be missed and NEVER forgotten,one luv baby UGK 4 LIFE

  • Righteous

    Thankfully Pimp will recieve the peace he strived for in life in death. A legend and leader was lost and will be missed peace and respect to Pimp C

  • Trickdd

    TRUE SHIT kdizzle HEART DISEASE DEATHS ARE WORSE IN DECEMBER TO FOR SOME REASON IF YOU GOT HEART DISEASE AND YOU SMOKEIN AND DRINKIN THATS LIKE 10 TIMES MORE HARDER ON YOUR HEART TO PLUS PIMP WASNT THE SKINNYS NIGGA TO SO THAT PROLLY WASNT GOOD FOR HIS HEART NEITHER , BUT TO THE DUDE TRYIN TO START RUMORS ABOUT AIDS GET THE FUCK OUT HEAR LAME NIGGA

  • Screwmatic

    Foreva Pimp C, maan hol’ up, i couldn’t believed it when i first heard it, mayne. Pimp C was one of da throwdest trillest nigga in da game. This man was da truth, he didn’t had no beefs in da game, cus he was more interligent in his ways. He did dat 4 years tyme behind bars, came home got his shyt together and then he started countin’ millions. To Bun B, keep ur head up, bro. I know it’s really hard to loose ur close friend (ONE DAY U Here, DAY NEXT DAY U GONE)Pimp C was soo muthafuckin’ like no other. Tell DJ Screw, Fat Pat, Big Moe, Gator, Big Mello, Big Steve, Big Hawk, Lil’ Boo and all them fallin’ S.U.C. niggas.
    Y’all in a better place now, playa.

    In Pimp C We Trust

    R.I.P. Mr. Chad Butler

  • Miss Brown

    It’s a sad day in hip hop for real. People should stop speculating. Natural causes can take anyone out – young or old. Regardless of how he died, it’s way too soon for the hip hop community. Let God judge that man! Rest in peace Pimp C!!

  • Frank Dizzle

    RIP to my man Pimp C the realest cat ever to speak on a mic and like my nigga used to say fuck all you pussy ass dick in the booty motherfuckers that ever hated on him. The south will miss you indeed. You were the only one that was really showing the world true southern life. Pop trunks and swang 1 time for that boy Pimp C.(shed so many tears)

  • Tenessee

    Could have been drugs, could’ve been poison, or natural cause. Even could be a lie. What do you folks know? speculations, rumors, AIDS! wtf? Respect that man. Especially u Rockcity. U don’t know sh.Respect Man! Let’m live, let’m die. it ain’t none ya biness. Don’t sound like a fool. just dam wait till they tell us Man! GOTDAYEM! R.I.P. Pimp C TEXAS LEGEND took the lame out tha game, exposed tha fakephony style bitin punks, and set the standard for realness. UGK 4 life! Now?

  • The Infamous Mr. P

    R.I.P. PimpC….and everyone else whos lost their lives in the struggle. im a smoke a fat sweet for da Pimp and turn up that Ridin Dirty, cause ya know i forever Got a Pocket full of Stooooooooooones!!!!!!

  • Durty

    Pimp C died at age 33 by natural causes? Dam I hope “OUR” lifespan isn’t shorting but it seems like it is

  • D Menace

    AY! Just sit back reminise on the life of Pimp C at least what we know of it; listen to any old UGK albums/songs, listen to pocket full of stones, front back and side to side, diamonds and wood. R.I.P. Pimp C! keep it trill! See ya in heaven!

  • R.I.P PIMP C

    R.I.P PIMP C
    BUN B STAY STRONG

  • http://www.cdbaby.com/mrpain mr.pain

    i’m so hurt by this you know. it’s hard i’ll miss him. http://www.cdbaby.com/mrpain

  • http://myspace.com/donofdons1 DonOfDonS

    PimP C was A Legend.He influenced me to make music.He had a unique voice And his own gift. Remeber his verse on Sippin on some SiSyrup
    Pocket Full of Stones
    Big Pimpin
    **International Players**I choose You**
    Diamond and Wood

  • Texasttbaby

    Conspiracy theories are most likely correct,Rappers are our greatest influences world-wide. If they said it was of natural causes then we would have no other choice but to believe it. Because their wasn’t any investigation into tupac and biggie, so this hypocritical nation doesn’t give a f@#% about our race, until we do slave work for them in the way they want us to, for them to prosper.

    When you make money & when your broke -You’ll allways have haters, So watching your own back isn’t just a military strategy. I send my prayers to his family.

  • Lace

    I’m w/those who say it REALLY DOESN’T MATTER! how our man died-either you love him or hate him. Just show the man and his family some doggone respect! You will be truly missed Pimp-may you REST in peace.

  • Mr. Mississippi

    R.I.P. Pimp C
    Its not how long u live, its how well u live.

  • Mr. Mississippi

    R.I.P. Pimp C
    Its not how long u live, its how well u live.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Phatkat262

    R.I.P Pimp C

  • savionthegee

    I remembered driving home from work and it was broadcasted on the radio here in St. Louis, and tears started to fall. What Pimp and Bunny brought to the game was a movement. At that time the East had their griddy gully rap, and the west had their gangsta rap and the SOUTH had finally had their say…. about getting some money…. cause that’s what it was about anyway. Pimp brought this to the masses and I thank him for that. If reports come back that his death might have been due to some kind of drug…. I feel they should tear it up and never broadcast that. Let the world remember him for who he is that negative shit don’t mean a damn thang. RIP Pimp….and to all those Texas Pioneers.

  • Screwmatic

    I got a feelings dat, maybe Russell Simmons got sum’n to do wit Pimp C’s death.
    Maybe because, Pimp ones dissed him and dis nigga Russell Simmons is on sum yoga shit.
    The first thing i thought was dat, Indian people got a lot to do with yoga.
    Indian call saints and all dat kinda voodoo shit.
    So i htink Russell Simmons probably hired sum Indians to voodoo Pimp C
    I mean, c’mon y’all. If it wasn’t no Natural Cause then whut da fuck is Pimp C gonna die of??????
    I want y’all to think about this, cus i think it’s really important.
    I think they voodoo’d Pimp C spititual, cus dat’s the only way that the autopsy and toxicology
    wouldn’t find any causes of Pimp C’s death. The man wasn’t sick or nuthin’ like dat.
    No Codeine or sum other drugs were found in his body. It’s really weird, mayne.

    R.I.P. Pimp C

    One Love

  • niggafrommemphis

    Speculate his cause of death all yall want to:R.I.P to the PIMP.

  • chi city finest

    A great hip hop star had been lost to the game. I think over my high school years and the days I couldn’t go to school without hearing I left it wet for you nigga (lol) man, man ,man. R I P Chad B AkA PIMP C.

  • nisa

    The L.A.P.D really don’t care because thats one less niggar they would have to worried about

  • shaun

    that’s fucked up what happened to him though but some things happen 4 a reason also maybe god was calling him to come on home, so rest in peace pimp c and make sure to keep god trill (sike)bun b stay up and don’t let it get cha down- i know it hurts man! houston texas already!