Rapper Steven “Saint Dog” Thronson of the Kottonmouth Kings died early Wednesday, authorities said. He was 44.
According to a coroner’s release from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, the rapper, born Steven Michael Thronson, was found unresponsive at a friend’s residence in Victorville, California. Emergency responders officially pronounced Thronson dead at 12:10 a.m., according to the release.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death, the release stated.
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“We will miss you and your big heart. You were one of a kind and our hearts (are) broken,” band members wrote in a Facebook post. “But we promise to keep your legacy alive through your music. Everyone please take some time and say a few words or tell a story about our fallen brother below. He touched so many and we will keep his legacy thriving.”