Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, was a Bahamian-born American boxer, mixed martial artist, passed away late Monday night at the age of 42.
Wow. That’s hard to believe. He was a self-made personality and did an amazing thing when you think about it. He went from YouTube phenom to MMA, and on to Hollywood movies, and then to a professional boxing career. And now he is gone. Kimbo did OK for himself, in the end.
I am sending love and prayers for comfort healing love and the peace that surpasses all understanding to his family friends former MMA competitors and millions of fands around the world.
BREAKING: MMA fighter Kimbo Slice has died at age 42. Slice was hospitalized today for undisclosed reasons. pic.twitter.com/fvOLWibJLs
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Professional mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice, 42, has died, Bellator MMA confirmed.
“We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family,” Bellator president Scott Coker said in a statement, calling Slice “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,” Coker said. “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.”
There was no word on the cause of Slice’s death.
Slice had been hospitalized Monday for undisclosed reasons near his home in South Florida, according to Coral Springs police, who had been dispatched to his residence to prevent a potential gathering outside. They said no foul play was suspected.