The MMA world has reportedly lost one of its’ most colorful characters, as brawler and former internet viral sensation Kevin Ferguson, a.k.a. Kimbo Slice, has died at age 42.
After the news broke late Monday evening via TMZ.com that Kimbo Slice was hospitalized due to unknown reasons, but that the “situation does not look good,” the official Twitter page of the American Top Team, which Kimbo was a member of, issued the following:
The ATT Family and South Florida community lost a legend today. RIP Kimbo. pic.twitter.com/sjs8ctyJMd
— American Top Team (@AmericanTopTeam) June 7, 2016
Rest In Peace to Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.
UPDATE: The official Twitter accounts of World Series of Fighting and Jorge Masvidal, who used to fight in backyard street fights like Kimbo did in the past, have also reported on Kimbo’s reported passing.
— #PFLFightNight (@ProFightLeague) June 7, 2016
RIP kimbo was a real dude real humble my prayers with his fam
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) June 7, 2016
— Dave Gaston (@Davegaston48) June 7, 2016
UPDATE #2: Local news outlets are starting to report the news of Kimbo’s passing now as well.
— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) June 7, 2016
UPDATE #3: Marc Ramondi of MMAFighting.com is now also reporting the news via Ariel Helwani.
Rest in peace, Kimbo. Damn. This really hurts. https://t.co/vqL3D0ULdv
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 7, 2016
UPDATE #5: Tons of fighters and MMA personalities react to the passing of Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson. Click here to view a collection of tweets from fighters and others reacting to the news.