Founder of WorldStarHipHop dies during San Diego massage parlor

Lee O’Denat, famous as Q, a owner of a successful website WorldStarHipHop.com — which grew into a preeminent clearinghouse of hip-hop song videos, party news and viral videos — died unexpected on Monday in San Diego. He was 43.


The San Diego County medical examiner’s bureau conspicuous O’Denat was during a business in a San Diego selling core — identified by military as a massage parlor — when he became unresponsive.

Paramedics arrived and attempted to revitalise him with CPR, though he was conspicuous passed about 5:30 p.m. The means of genocide is heart disease, with plumpness deliberate a contributing factor, according to a coroner’s office.

TMZ initial reported O’Denat’s death. WorldStar released a matter confirming a news and conspicuous a site would continue.

YouTube, with music, military videos and vast clips of fights and sex in open locations. 

“Hip-hop is for a sex, a drugs, a violence, a beefs, a culture,” O’Denat told a New York Times in 2015. “That’s a competitiveness of hip-hop, so we felt like a site indispensable to be R-rated.”

He added: “People might be annoyed by some of a content, but, hey, a Internet is not a censorship boat. We’re a Carnival cruise, man. You don’t have to record on.”

Popular hip-hop artists opted to premiere their song on a site, that grew to sell attire and products. 

In new years, O’Denat had sought deals to move WorldStar serve into a mainstream. MTV2 announced progressing this month that a array formed on a site, “WorldStar TV,” was set to premiere Feb. 3.

The weekly show, hosted by comedian Chris Powell, is approaching to underline comics and informative sum giving explanation on Web clips. 


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