Legendary rap group Three 6 Mafia founding member Lord Infamous is dead.
According to reports, Lord Infamous, born Ricky Dunigan, was found dead on Friday at his mother’s house in Memphis Tennessee.
Several of members of Three 6 Mafia tweeted their condolence and confirming his death.
R.I.P. lord Infamous
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) December 21, 2013
He gave us the name #Triple6Mafia he was a pioneer, he was a god, he was my friend. RIP Ricky "Lord Infamous" Dunnigan
— LIL WYTE IS ALIVE (@Lil_Wyte_) December 21, 2013
Lord Infamous death is believed to be caused by an heart attack in his sleep.
“He passed away in his sleep from a heart attack,” his half-brother, Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul, told The Hollywood Reporter by phone. “He said he was tired, he wanted to sleep. He sat down at the kitchen table, put his head in his arms to lay down … to get some sleep.”
The Southern rapper was age 40 at the time of his death.