BREAKING NEWS: Kimbo Slice Is Dead At 42
TMZ – Kimbo Slice has died … TMZ Sports has confirmed. He was 42.
We broke the story, Slice was hospitalized early Monday near his home in Coral Springs, FL. He passed away a short time later.
The CEO of Bellator MMA confirmed the news … saying, “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family.’
“One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport.”
“Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man. HIs loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ferguson family and all of Kimbo’s friends, fans and teammates.”
Details surrounding Kimbo’s death are unclear. We’re working on it.
Growing up in the YouTube era, there are 3 legends of the game…Tourettes Guy, The Unforgivable dude and Kimbo Slice. One of the craziest backyard fighters of all time. Although his last fight in the ring was laugh out loud funny, his legacy in the backyard street brawls will live forever. The countless hours I put in watching this guy fight on YouTube with my buddies while in high school honestly can’t be calculated. It’s a damn shame. And what a crazy week for boxing/mma. We lost the greatest boxer of all time and now we just lost the greatest street fighter of all time. Unreal news.