Yesterday, tragic news broke that the founder of hip-hop hub WorldStarHipHop had passed away.
As reported, Lee "Q" O'Denat suffered a heart attack while in San Diego on Monday night (Jan. 23). He was 43.
The widely successful media site, which was founded by O'Denat in 2005 and quickly became known for its viral video content, issued a statement yesterday (Jan. 24) confirming the news of Q's passing, as well as stating that the site will continue.
"Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hip-hop website in the world,” the statement read. "But more than that, he was a devoted father and one of the nicest, most generous persons to ever grace this planet."
As word traveled, many artists and music industry colleagues took to social media to react to the untimely passing of the beloved entrepreneur, with many, such as DJ Khaled, crediting WSHH and Q for "day one support" as they were beginning their careers.
Take a look at some of our favorite hip-hop artists paying tribute to Lee "Q" O'Denat in the posts below.
R.I.P. Q (owner of @WORLDSTAR) prayers up for the family— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) January 24, 2017
RIP @qworldstar 🙏🏽 God bless ya family & friends. You was a real solid,stand-up dude. We can't thank you enough for all you've done for all of US!!! You were always pleasant & positive through all the madness. You built a brand that changed the course of culture. Your legacy will live on. On behalf of The Harris Family, BankRoll Mafia & The Hustle Gang, We offer our truest & deepest condolences. With Love & Respect. Rest Easy King. #RIPQ
BLESS UP @qworldstar 🙏! You are amazing ! @qworldstar you are a inspiration to all of us . Thank you for always supporting me from day 1 on everything I have been apart of .. every time I see you I made sure I thanked you ! My prayers go out to you 👑and your family.. @qworldstar u are good man! GOD BLESS YOU 🙏
Worldstar for life - Lil B— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) January 24, 2017
damn, RIP Q of worldstar, one of my earliest supporters. great man.— Davey Wavey (@lildickytweets) January 24, 2017
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