This is so heartbreaking. Sean Price, solo artist and rapper for the group Heltah Skeltah, passed away suddenly on Aug. 8. He was only 43 years old.
The music industry has lost another great one. Rapper Sean Price died unexpectedly on the morning of Aug. 8 at just 43 years old. The cause of Sean’s sudden death is not yet known. Fellow celebs took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the artist.
“It is with beyond a heavy heart that Duck Down Music is sadly confirming that Sean Price passed away early this morning in his Brooklyn apartment, Saturday, August 8th, 2015,” his rep said in a statement, according to Billboard. “The cause of death is currently unknown, but it was reported that he died in his sleep. He’s survived by his wife, and his three children.”
After hearing the sad news, fellow artists headed to Twitter to voice their grief.
All this love in my heart…..#RestInPeaceSeanPrice
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) August 8, 2015
This is the worst. To the legend…and big man with a big heart and big sense of humor…we love you Sean Price. RIP.
— Rapsody (@rapsody) August 8, 2015
R.I.P Sean Price….a legend
— Maverick Sabre (@MaverickSabre) August 8, 2015
Rest in Power Sean Price. You were always a friend, a brother and an inspiring lyricist. We love you & we will always miss you Ruck
— IG: TechImmortal (@ImmortalTech) August 8, 2015
This is so tragic. He will be so missed. Sean was one-half of the hip-hop group Heltah Skeltah, along with Jahmal Bush. Sean was known as “Ruck” in the ’90s. They released the group’s debut album, Nocturnal, in 1996. Sean was also a member of the Boot Camp Clik and Random Axe.
Sean eventually went solo. He released his first solo album, Monkey Barz, in 2005. His last album, Mic Tyson, dropped in 2012. Sean and rapper Ill Bill were reportedly working on a album together titled The Pill. He was planning to release his latest music, Songs In The Key Of Price, on Aug. 21, according to HotNewHipHop.com.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sean’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson