Rapper Sean Price of hip hop group Heltah Skeltah aka Ruck was found dead in his New York apartment in the early morning hours of Saturday.
Sean Price's wife says the Brooklyn rapper died in his sleep.
It was Price's wife that confirmed the rapper's death over Facebook and it was later confirmed further by a statement from Duck Down Music, the rapper's label.
The veteran rapper Sean Price was half of the hip-hop duo Heltah Skeltah which consisted of himself and rapper Rock (Jahmal Bush) and the two were also members of the group Boot Camp Clik.
Sean Price, 43, according to the statement leaves behind his wife and three children.
The news of the death of Sean Price comes at the same time of the news of the death of Memphis hip hop veteran and Three 6 Mafia founder Nicholas 'Nick Scarfo' Jackson.
While the family is asking for time to grieve, multiple people in the hip hop community have been sharing their condolences to the family and grief over the death of Sean Price.
Sean Price went from being a childhood hero of mine to a great friend. He was the most competitive MC I've ever met & kept me on my game.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) August 8, 2015
— Naughty by Nature (@naughtybynature) August 8, 2015
— Wendy Day (@RapCoalition) August 8, 2015
i love you Sean. ill never forget the fun we had. Till we meet again.
— Alchemist (@Alchemist) August 8, 2015
My heart hurts. Sean Price is gone. Rest in Paradise legend.
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) August 8, 2015