MMA legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson passed away Monday after being taken to a hospital in Margate, Florida near his home, according to Coral Springs police.
He was hospitalized for undisclosed reasons. Police say that no foul play was suspected in his death.
In a text message to the Associated Press, Slice’s longtime manager, Mike Imber wrote, “We lost our brother today.”
In a statement, the CEO of Bellator MMA confirmed Slice’s death by saying:
We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family. One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport. Outside of the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man. His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ferguson family and all of Kimbo’s friends, fans, and teammates.