Report: Kimbo Slice Dead At 42

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Kimbo Slice has died at the age of 42, TMZ confirmed Monday night.

(Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

(Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

The MMA fighter — whose real name is Kevin Ferguson — was hospitalized in Florida Monday for undisclosed health reasons. TMZ reported that he was in “dire” condition and that the situation did “not look good.”

The CEO of Bellator MMA also confirmed the news.

“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family,” he said in a statement Monday night. “One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport.”

Several sources on Twitter now claim he died of heart failure, but a cause of death has not been confirmed.

Slice was born in the Bahamas, and he became famous over a decade ago after his streetfighting videos went viral and garnered millions of views on YouTube. He later signed a deal with UFC.

He was scheduled to fight James Thompson in Bellator 158 on July 16 in London.

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