Hip-Hop Stars Remember Sean Price on Social Media

 Sean Price 2014
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 Sean Price attends Statik Selektah's "What Goes Around" Album Release at S.O.B.'s on Aug. 18, 2014 in New York City. 

The social media tributes are flooding in for rapper Sean Price, who died in his sleep Saturday morning (Aug. 8) at his Brooklyn apartment.

Rapper Sean Price, Member of Hip-Hop Group Heltah Skeltah, Dies at 43

"The cause of death is currently unknown, but it was reported that he died in his sleep. He's survived by his wife, and his three children," reads a statement from Duck Down Music. "Sean's family and friends are asking for time to grieve and process the news. Further details will be issued when more information is available."

Price (who first performed under the name Ruck) was one-half of hip-hop duo Heltah Skeltah, which released its debut album, Nocturnal, in 1996. The group also included Jahmal Bush (aka Rock). The two rappers were also members of the hip-hop supergroup Boot Camp Clik. Price's latest solo album, Mic Tyson, was released in 2012.

Dozens of hip-hop stars -- including DJ Premier, Killer Mike and Black Thought -- shared their condolences on social media. See their tributes below.


J Period, me, Sean Price & Redman. I'm reeling right now

A photo posted by Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) on Aug 8, 2015 at 9:36am PDT


R.I.P. Ruck....Love and Respect to The Duck Down Family!!! #SeanPrice

A photo posted by @djpremier on Aug 8, 2015 at 8:13am PDT


#RIP Sean Price

A photo posted by XZIBIT (@xzibit) on Aug 8, 2015 at 10:32am PDT