Sean Price, rapper with renowned groups Heltah Skeltah and Boot Camp Clik and accomplished solo artist, has reportedly passed away. He was 43. An unverified Facebook post from an account shared with his wife claims the Brooklyn legend died in his sleep.
FADER has reached out for an official statement. This post will be updated as soon as one is available.
Update: Price's label Duck Down Music has confirmed the sad news in a statement:
"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.
Sean Price, who turned 43 in March of this year, was a beloved rap artist. He was 1/2 of the group Heltah Skeltah, a key member of the Boot Camp Clik, and a successful solo artist, known simply as Sean Price.
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."
Update, 8/10/2015, 11:00 AM: Duck Down Music set up a link where you can donate to support Price's family.
Contribute to the fund here.