Bobby Ramirez, best known as rapper DTTX from A Lighter Shade of Brown, died yesterday (July 18) afternoon after lying in a coma for 11 days in a Las Vegas hospital.
Ramirez was found by paramedics unresponsive on a Vegas street July 7. His family confirmed with TMZ that when he was found, his body temperature was 107 degrees and he suffered severe burns. The 46-year-old was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was later put on life support.
The actual cause of death has yet to be confirmed but Ramirez’ family believes it was due a combination of cardiac arrest and heat stroke, although the family also said he had battled alcoholism for years.
The Facebook page for A Lighter Shade of Brown was the first to announce Ramirez’s passing on Monday, July 18.
“It is with great sadness to inform you that our brother Bobby DTTX Ramirez has passed away,” a statement on the page read. “Bobby’s final breath was taken on Monday July 18th 2016 at 2:20pm. On behalf of the Ramirez family, they would like to thank friends and the fans for ALL of your prayers during this difficult time.’
The post concluded with information on how people can help with funds to pay for the rapper’s funeral expenses. You can reminisce to one of Ramirez’s best hits below.
Rest in Peace DTTX.