MMA star Kimbo Slice died on Monday at the age of 42.
The cause of death is still unclear, but according to reports, Kevin Ferguson, the fighter’s legal name, was hospitalized in Coral Springs, FL on Monday for “undisclosed reasons.” He died not long after.
Scott Coker, the owner of Bellator MMA released the following statement on the company’s website:
“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family. One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport.”
“Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man. His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ferguson family and all of Kimbo’s friends, fans, and teammates.”
Slice, a Bahamian-born American athlete, is notably known for his street fights that became wildly popular on the Internet.