WorldStarHipHop Founder Lee 'Q' O'Denat Dies at 43
Lee O'Denat, who founded the popular , " R-rated ," website WorldStarHipHop.com, has died in San Diego. He was 43 .
O'Denat was at a local business on Monday when he became unresponsive, according to the San Diego County medical examiner's office. Paramedics couldn't save him and he died at the scene.
The business was a massage parlor, police told the Los Angeles Times.
The cause of death was heart disease — specifically, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease — with obesity a contributing factor, according to the medical examiner.
O'Denat — a father of three known to fans and friends as "Q'' — "was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hip-hop website in the world," said a posting announcing his death on the site's Facebook page.
He also was "one of the nicest, most generous persons to ever grace this planet," the posting said. "We will miss his hearty laugh and warm spirit. WorldStarHipHop will continue in its various endeavors. We ask that you remember Q in your prayers and raise a toast to the sky in his name."