Kimbo Slice, the bearded street fighter who parlayed his internet popularity into a mixed martial arts career and worldwide fame, has died. He was aged 42.

Slice, real name, Kevin Ferguson, was taken to a hospital in Margate, Florida, near his home on Monday.

His death was later in the day confirmed by Mike Imber, his longtime manager. Imber told Associated Press in a text message, “we lost our brother today”.

The cause of his death is still unclear and active police investigation into the cause is already on. So far no foul play is suspected.


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