While at a massage parlor in San Diego, Calif., the CEO suffered from a heart attack. According to the coroner’s office, the cause behind the heart attack was heart disease, with obesity acting as a contributing factor.
His death was extraordinarily untimely, especially considering the impending Feb. 3 debut of “WorldStar TV.” This would’ve been the digital media platform’s television debut where comedians and hip-hop personalities discuss videos from the site with the help of MTV2. A source revealed that Q was hitting the gym hard lately, preparing to lose weight for the television premiere.
The hip-hop media site honored the “leader and genius” that was O’Denat on Twitter stating, “Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest Hip Hop website in the world.” They went on to comment on his character, “he was a devoted father and one of the nicest, most generous persons to ever grace this planet.”
But the showering of respect didn’t stop there. Hip-hop artists along the likes of Fabolous, YG, and N.O.R.E. paid homage to the 43-year-old media maven. Fabolous hails Q for delivering “one of Hip Hop’s biggest platforms in this era.
RIP @qworldstar.. besides coming with one of Hip Hop’s biggest platforms in this era, you gave back to the community consistently & was genuinely a good dude. You were a big part of the release of most of my mixtape videos over the past few years so thank you for everything. Gone but not forgotten, #RipQ
R.I.P Q 🙏🏾, Owner&Founder of WorldstarHipHop
— YG (@YG) January 24, 2017
Rip Q from Worldstar damn I’m mad sad right now god bless the family
— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) January 24, 2017