Kimbo Slice has reportedly died after being admitted to a Florida hospital for an apparent heart attack. He was 42:
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Kimbo Slice, a mixed martial arts fighter, died in a Coral Spring hospital Monday, sources have confirmed with Local 10 News.
Kimbo, whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, had a heart attack, sources said, and had been living with an enlarged heart.
BREAKING: MMA fighter Kimbo Slice has died at age 42. Slice was hospitalized today for undisclosed reasons. pic.twitter.com/fvOLWibJLs
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Slice rose to fame as a street-fighting star on YouTube and later transitioned to the professional MMA ranks:
Mixed martial arts fighter Kimbo Slice, who rose to internet fame in the early 2000s, has died at the age of 42 https://t.co/7pYcjtchCN
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Here’s a video from Slice’s early days:
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And from his later days while fighting professionally:
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