Mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice was hospitalized on Monday near his home in South Florida for an undisclosed reason. During his hospital stay, it was reported that his condition was poor. ESPN and other outlets have reported that Kimbo Slice has passed away at the age of 42.
Per ESPN, the cause of death is still unknown, but no foul play has been suspected.
Kimbo because a fighting sensation just over 10 years ago due to his backyard fights and YouTube videos.
“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family,” Bellator president Scott Coker said in a statement, calling Slice “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,” Coker said. “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.”