The Houston Chronicle reports Pimp C, whose real name was Chad Butler, was discovered in bed Tuesday by security personnel at the Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood, California. Responding to a 911 call, paramedics pronounced the UGK rapper dead at the hotel. The cause of death remained undetermined Tuesday, said the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Chief investigator Craig Harvey said the body would be examined today, but a ruling would likely be deferred until more tests are performed. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that homicide detectives were “continuing their investigation.”
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