Popular battle rapper Cadalack Ron died Saturday at the age of 34.
The cause of death is unknown, but Ron (Robert Paulson) had been open about his struggles with heroin.
Like many battle rappers, Ron was known for his antics. He once made light of his addiction issues by pulling out a syringe and shooting up in the middle of performance. It was later revealed that it was just Gatorade.
His ex-wife Sunny hays confirmed his death:
"Not only is he my ex-husband, but he’s my son’s father," Hays said. "I’m sorry to say it’s true. We’ve been divorced for some time, but we have an 8-year-old son named Lion and he has another son Elijah Blue, who is 4. I am most devastated for him."Battle rapper and King Of The Dot host Lush One paid tribute to his fallen brother:
"He already foreshadowed his passing a million times over through his art and his poignant understanding of the other various realms of reality/dimensions,” Carletti said in a statement. "I miss his human form; he’s still with me more than ever. His friendship was unconditional loyalty from the moment we met. From a music and street level to a level of true brotherhood, we were kindred spirits. He literally embodied art and realness in everything he did. He and his high level artistry is very misunderstood and often taken out of context. It will be years before the full extent of his talent and genius will be recognized."RIP.