I’ve gotten a bunch of tweets saying Kimbo Slice is dead, I haven’t seen it confirmed yet but it looks like he’s in a bad place right now and at the very minimum fighting for his life. For anyone in between the ages 20 and 40 (most of us), Kimbo was a really large part of early youtube, absolute legend in that era. I guess we’ll wait and see if we get any updates from the Miami Marlins scoreboard operator or Peter King to see if he has actually passed away, hopefully those rumors aren’t true.
(Source) Kimbo Slice has died … TMZ Sports has confirmed. He was 42.
We broke the story, Slice was hospitalized early Monday near his home in Coral Springs, FL. He passed away a short time later.
The CEO of Bellator MMA confirmed the news … saying, “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating 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.”
Details surrounding Kimbo’s death are unclear. We’re working on it.
Kimbo — real name Kevin Ferguson — last fought at Bellator 149 back in February and defeated Dada 5000 — but the victory was overturned when Slice tested positive for a banned steroid.