World Star Hip Hop founder, Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat hs died at the age of 43-years-old.
Via NY Daily News:
Known simply as “Q” by his friends and followers, the media mogul and father of three passed away unexpectedly from a suspected heart attack, a well-placed source told the Daily News.
“We know he had a health issue with his heart,” the source said. “It’s a shame. He was a very young man.”
Celebrity news website TMZ.com first reported the news Tuesday morning, saying O’Denat died overnight.
Originally from Hollis, Queens, he was living in the Rancho Santa Fe section of San Diego County with his school-age kids.
The creator and face of the Worldstar brand was a larger-than-life digital pioneer, famous for his big smile, unabashed sense of humor and uncanny ability to find and promote viral videos.
“Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hip hop website in the world,” his company said in a Tuesday statement confirming his death. Read more here
With profound sadness, WorldStarHipHop and its employees, state that Lee ODenat, known as “Q”, the founder, leader and genius behind the website and brand has passed in San Diego. Q was a brilliant businessman who championed urban culture, ultimately creating the largest hiphop website in the world. But more than that, he was a devoted father and one of the nicest, most generous persons to ever grace this planet. We will miss his hearty laugh and warm spirit. WorldStarHipHop will continue in its various endeavors. We ask that you remember Q in your prayers and raise a toast to the sky in his name.