Sean Price Dead: Rapper and Heltah Skeltah Member Dies at 43

Sean Price
Rapper and Heltah Skeltah member Sean Price died at the age of 43 on Saturday, Aug. 8  Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Rapper Sean Price died at the age of 43 on Saturday, Aug. 8. The Brooklyn native was a member of the hip-hop groups Boot Camp Clik, Random Axe, and Heltah Skeltah.

"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. 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," a rep for Price said in a statement Saturday, via Rolling Stone.

The statement continued: "Sean's family and friends are asking for time to grieve and process the news. Further details will be issued when more information is available."

Price, formerly known as Ruck, first teamed up with Heltah Skeltah member Jamal Bush on Smif-N-Wessun’s album Dah Shinin’ in 1995. In 1996, they released their own debut album titled Nocturnal. During his solo career, Price dropped three more albums: Monkey Barz (2005), Jesus Price Supastar (2007), and Mic Tyson (2012).

Price’s friends and fans took to social media Saturday to mourn the loss. “R.I.P. Ruck….Love and Respect to The Duck Down Family!!!” DJ Premiere captioned an Instagram photo of the late star. “#SeanPrice.”

Rhapsody added: "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."

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