Kimbo Slice died Monday at the age of 42. The cause of his death wasn’t revealed.
Bellator CEO Scott Coker confirmed Slice’s death in an official statement:
We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family. One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was 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. 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.
RIP Kimbo pic.twitter.com/Q4kZ4xhff8
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 7, 2016
Slice last fought against Dhafir Harris in February, winning via technical knockout — before the decision was changed to a no contest after Slice tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone.