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Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:17 AM

World Star Hip Hop Founder Lee "Q" O'Denat Cause Of Death Revealed!

By: Monya Fleming

World Star Hip Hop Founder Lee "Q" O'Denat Cause Of Death Revealed!
The Los Angeles Coroner’s office has released the official cause of death of WorldStarHipHop founder Lee O’Denat aka "Q." 

O'Denat passed away suddenly at the age of 43 back in January, after being found unresponsive at a San Diego massage parlor.

The cause of his death was unknown at the time, but there was speculation that his passing was due to being overweight. 

It turns out that was correct.

The LA Times reports:

According to the report, O’Denat was a walk-in customer on Jan. 23 at VIP Spa in the 400 block of Clairmont Mesa Boulevard. After a 30-minute massage, the masseuse stepped out of the room so O’Denat could get dressed. When she returned five minutes later, she found him standing slumped forward, with his forehead resting against the wall, according to the report.

Paramedics moved O’Denat to the floor and attempted to revive him with CPR, but he was pronounced dead. The Rancho Santa Fe resident was survived by three children, according to the report.

O’Denat’s sister told authorities that her brother had an unspecified heart problem for which he was taking medication, and that he had a myocardial infarction about eight years ago, according to the report.

During the autopsy, the investigator found a severe buildup of plaque in his cardiovascular system as well a metal stent near his right coronary artery. The investigators identified morbid obesity as a contributing factor. The 345-pound O’Denat also had an enlarged liver and fatty liver disease.

O'Denat had cannabinoids in his system from marijuana use, but no other drugs or alcohol were found.

Word Star Hip Hop released a statement at the time of O'Denat's death, saying, "Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hip-hop 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."

He left behind three children.

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