Daniel Zuchnik

Lee O'Denat passed away in his sleep on Monday night. 

Lauren Porter
Jan, 24, 2017

The founder of World Star Hip-Hop has perished. 

TMZ reports, Lee "Q" O'Denat, died at the age of 43 in his sleep on Monday night. 

O'Denat who founded the popular news and gossip site in 2005 with his wife, Brianna Padilla. Back then he used the site to upload new mixtapes but as it grew more popular it became notorious for its broadcast of fights, salacious videos and other hilarious antics. O'Denat had defended the controversial nature of the site's content on multiple occasions.

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An official autopsy is expected to be performed in the days but a source close to O'Denat believes he died of a heart attack.