Rapper Sean Price has died at the age of 43.
According to NPR, the Brooklyn hip-hop veteran died in his sleep on August 8.
Sean Price was famously one half of Boot Camp Clik duo Heltah Skeltah in the ’90s under the moniker Ruck. He has a solo album, Songs in the Key of Price, dropping on August 21.
According to Pigeons and Planes, DJ Premier was the first to confirm Sean Price’s death, via Instagram, writing: “R.I.P. Ruck….Love and Respect to The Duck Down Family!!”
Details surrounding Sean Price’s death were not immediately available, but a statement from his reps confirmed his death, while adding that he died in his sleep.
“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,” read the statement.
“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,” BallerStatus.com reported.