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Three 6 Mafia’s Lord Infamous Dead At 40

Three 6 Mafia founding member Ricky “Lord Infamous” Dunigan died in his sleep of a heart attack Friday night.

According to bandmate DJ Paul, “He was at home sitting at the table and he just lay his head down and he just left us.”

Lord Infamous was an original member of Memphis-based rap group Three 6 Mafia. In 2005, the group took home a Best Original Song Oscar for track “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp,” which became famous in the film Hustle and Flow.

“He was a legend in the game, truly ahead of his time,” DJ Paul told Rolling Stone. “He was such a great lyricist and he always came with these different styles in his rap and his flow…Lord Infamous was the kind of person that never cared about having a lot of money or this or that. He just liked to make music, he liked to rap, and he liked to make people happy.”

The rapper was 40 years old.

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