WorldStarHipHop founder Lee O’Denat, better known as “Q,” was found dead in his home. According to TMZ, O’Denat, 43, died in his sleep Monday night of a reported heart attack.
O’Denat founded the site in 2005, and it quickly became popular as a YouTube-style platform of hip-hop performances, street fights and scantily clad women. It would take almost four years before the site turned a profit, but O’Denat couldn’t let the site go because “I believed in it so much,” he told Gawker. “And we’ve grown so organically based on the trueness of the site.”
A autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.