The Los Angeles Coroner’s office has released their findings in an investigation stemming from the sudden death of WorldStarHipHop founder Lee O’Denat aka “Q.”
The Hip-Hop community was shocked to hear about the abrupt death of Q this past January. Initial reports stated that the 43-year old entrepreneur was found dead in a San Diego massage parlor, possibly from an accelerated workout program where he was attempting to lose weight for an upcoming MTV series.
Now, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that he died as a result of morbid obesity.
L.A. Times writes:
According to the report, O’Denat was a walk-in customer on Jan. 23 at VIP Spa in the 400 block of Clairmont Mesa Boulevard.
After a 30-minute massage, the masseuse stepped out of the room so O’Denat could get dressed.
When she returned five minutes later, she found him standing slumped forward, with his forehead resting against the wall, according to the report.
Paramedics moved O’Denat to the floor and attempted to revive him with CPR, but he was pronounced dead. The Rancho Santa Fe resident was survived by three children, according to the report.
O’Denat’s sister told authorities that her brother had an unspecified heart problem for which he was taking medication, and that he had a myocardial infarction about eight years ago, according to the report.
During the autopsy, the investigator found a severe buildup of plaque in his cardiovascular system as well a metal stent near his right coronary artery. The investigators identified morbid obesity as a contributing factor. The 345-pound O’Denat also had an enlarged liver and fatty liver disease.
The investigation also found cannabinoids in his system from marijuana use, but no other drugs or alcohol were found.