Lord Infamous Died, Three 6 Mafia member Ricky “Lord Infamous” Dunigan was found dead at his mother’s home in Memphis on Friday afternoon, according to MTV. He was 40 years old.
The popular hip-hop group’s founding member died from a heart attack in his sleep, member DJ Paul told The Hollywood Reporter. He was visiting his mother when she left for several hours, coming home to find Dunigan dead at the table.
“He said he was tired, he wanted to sleep,” says Paul Beauregard (better known by stage name DJ Paul). “He sat down at the kitchen table, put his head in his arms to lay down … to get some sleep.”
The news was also confirmed on Twitter by current and former Three 6 Mafia members. “R.I.P. Lord Infamous,” Juicy J tweeted Saturday afternoon, adding, “(Thank) you for your prayers, I’m very hurt, can’t believe it’s true.”
“He gave us the name #Triple6Mafia,” Lil Wyte wrote. “He was a pioneer, he was a god, he was my friend. RIP Ricky ‘Lord Infamous’ Dunigan.”