LOS ANGELES, Dec 4 (Reuters Life!) - Texas Rapper Pimp C, a member of the chart-topping duo UGK, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room on Tuesday, TMZ.com reported.
The online news site said Los Angeles County Fire Dept. personnel discovered him in his bed at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood after responding to a 911 call.
Pimp C, whose real name was Chad Butler, was 33, according to various news reports.UGK, in which Pimp C performed with Bun B (a.k.a. Bernard Freeman), topped the U.S. pop album charts in August with "Underground Kingz," its first entry on the survey in five years. Pimp C spent much of that time in prison, serving nearly four years for aggravated assault. He was paroled in 2005.