Lee "Q" O'Denat, the founder and CEO of the website WorldStarHipHop has reportedly died.

According to TMZ, O'Denat passed away in his sleep on Monday night. He was 43 years old.

O'Denat, known primarily as Q, started the WSHH site in 2005. It has since grown into a video-based platform that attracts over 1 million unique visitors per day. O'Denat once referred to the site as the "CNN of the ghetto."

Further updates to come as information arrives. RIP Q.

World Star has released a statement on Q's death. Read it below.

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.