DJ Mister Cee's Cause of Death Revealed

The hip-hop pioneer passed away on April 10 at 57 years old.

DJ Mister Cee‘s cause of death has been revealed.

PEOPLE reports that Cee, whose real name is Calvin LeBrun, passed away on April 10 (Wednesday) at 57. He died from "diabetes-related coronary artery/kidney disease."

Cee’s cause of death was confirmed in an official statement from the family.

"On behalf of the Lebrun, Wilson, and Calixte families we want to thank everyone for the outpouring of love and support for our brother, uncle, and nephew Calvin 'DJ Mister Cee' Lebrun in the wake of his untimely passing," the statement read. "It’s a huge loss for our entire family, the borough of Brooklyn, and the entire Hip Hop Community."

"The Medical Examiner of NYC determined that his cause of death was diabetes-related coronary artery/kidney disease. Details about the public funeral service will be announced shortly,” the statement continued. “We ask that you please respect the family’s privacy during this extremely difficult time. Thank you.”

Hot 97, where Cee launched his legendary career on radio, also released a statement paying tribute to the Brooklyn native for his immense contributions to hip-hop.

“As a family at HOT 97 and WBLS, we’re deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Mister Cee. He wasn’t just a DJ,” the statement read. “He was a pillar of our stations, bringing joy to countless listeners with his legendary 'Throwback at Noon' and 'Friday Night Live' sets.”

“Mr. Cee’s influence stretched far beyond the airwaves, shaping the very fabric of NYC’s DJ culture. Our hearts are heavy as we send our love and condolences to his family and the fans whose lives he touched through his music. Rest easy, Mr. Cee. Your legacy will live forever,” the statement continued.

Cee’s career began when he forged a partnership with his high school friend, the legendary Big Daddy Kane. He went on to become Kane’s official DJ when he released his 1988 debut album, Long Live the Kane.

He also discovered The Notorious B.I.G. and served as the rapper’s DJ and an associate producer on his debut album Ready to Die.

During the 1990s, he began his long tenure as a DJ at New York’s Hot 97, where he was known for spinning the classics and breaking the music of rising artists.

At the time of his death, Cee aka “The Finisher,” hosted the 'Set It Off' show on Rock The Bells Radio.

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