It’s safe to say, if you’re a fan of hip-hop, you’re a fan of WorldStarHipHop. And if you’re a fan of WorldStar, you’re a fan of Lee “Q” O’Denat.
O’Denat was the founder of the popular website that covers anything from new music to amateur backyard brawls and every viral video in between.
Q's untimely death came back in January and caught the entire hip-hop world by surprise. The 43-year-old passed away while getting a 30-minute massage in San Diego.
The L.A. Times reported that the coroner found that Q died from plaque build-up around his arteries and he had already had a metal stint put in place to ease the flow of blood. He was also suffering from an enlarged liver and fatty liver disease. Toxicology reports did find traces of cannabinoids suggesting marijuana use, but there was no other evidence of drugs or alcohol in his body.
The untimeliness of his death had raised some scrutiny, but all suspicions were laid to rest with the release of the autopsy results. The website Q founded paid tribute to its founder with this touching message back in January:
“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.”
Tyler Miller is the type of writer that prefers the typewriter.