Lord Infamous (real name Ricky Dunigan) of Three 6 Mafia died Friday (December 20th, 2013) at the age of 40. His half brother and groupmate DJ Paul said that Infamous died in his sleep of a heart attack at his moms house in Memphis TN.
“He was at home sitting at the table and he just lay his head down and he just left us,” Paul said. Although Paul says Infamous had not been ill recently, he did suffer a stroke and heart attack in 2010. (Rolling Stone)
Lord Infamous first got his start with co-founding the group Three 6 Mafia in 1991. He went on to release several solo albums and mixtapes. More recently he was part of the Three 6 Mafia reunion group called Da Mafia 6ix (all original members minus Juicy J).
“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.”
Moreover, said Paul, he was loved by everybody and known for his generosity. “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.” (Rolling Stone)
R.I.P. Lord Infamous our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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