O'Denat was 43.
News of the death of WorldStar founder and CEO Lee "Q" O'Denat surfaced Tuesday afternoon. It was initially reported that O'Denat died in his sleep from a heart attack Tuesday morning. According to a new report from the Los Angeles Times, he was found unresponsive at a San Diego massage parlor and pronounced dead on the scene.
"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.
Paramedics arrived and attempted to revive him with CPR, but he was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m. The cause of death is heart disease, with obesity considered a contributing factor, according to the coroner’s office."
Dozens of prominent hip hop artists have offered condolences and tributes to Q and his family on social media.