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WorldStarHipHop Founder Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat Died At Massage Parlor

By HHL Editors
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world-star-qYesterday, both the Hip Hop world and the Internet world were hit with the tragic death of WorldStarHipHop founder Lee 'Q' Denat at the age of 43.

When TMZ first reported his passing, they had the San Diego resident dying in his sleep Monday night

According to the Los Angeles Times, he actually passed away Monday afternoon at a massage parlor.

The San Diego County medical examiner’s office said O’Denat was at a business in a San Diego shopping center — identified by police as a massage parlor — when he became unresponsive.
The medical examiner listed the cause of death as heart disease with obesity as a contributing condition. Q, who was on a weight loss regiment, failed to respond to CPR, and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Here's some of the reaction to Q's death from the Hip Hop world.

This picture was taken 1 week ago God bless you and your family @qworldstar REST IN PEACE

A photo posted by 2 Chainz Aka Tity Boi (@hairweavekiller) on

What u Build Will Live ForEver... Rest Well @qworldstar ✔️

A photo posted by thejuelzsantana (@thejuelzsantana) on

RIP @qworldstar God bless ya family & friends. You was a real solid,stand-up dude. We can't thank you enough for all you've done for all of US!!! You were always pleasant & positive through all the madness. You built a brand that changed the course of culture. Your legacy will live on. On behalf of The Harris Family, BankRoll Mafia & The Hustle Gang, We offer our truest & deepest condolences. With Love & Respect. Rest Easy King. #RIPQ

A photo posted by TIP (@troubleman31) on

With profound sadness, WorldStarHipHop and its employees, state that Lee ODenat, known as “Q”, the founder, leader and genius behind the website and brand has passed in San Diego. Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hiphop website in the world. But more than that, he was a devoted father and one of the nicest, most generous persons to ever grace this planet. We will miss his hearty laugh and warm spirit. WorldStarHipHop will continue in its various endeavors. We ask that you remember Q in your prayers and raise a toast to the sky in his name.

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