The Kottonmouth Kings group is in mourning. On Wednesday October 14, one of the three founding members of the American hip hop group, Saint Dog, was found dead at the age of 44. It was at a friend’s house, in Victoriville, California, that Saint Dog, whose real name was Steven Thronson, suffered from respiratory problems, before being declared dead when help arrived, reports TMZ. At first glance, investigators could not determine the causes of the death of the rapper, on whom an autopsy will be performed as well as a toxicology report.
Founding member of the Kottonmouth Kings with D-Loc and Daddy X, it was in 1999 that Saint Dog left the group founded in 1994, after having recorded three albums with them, Stoners Reeking Havoc, Royal Highness and Hidden Stash. If he had not really embraced a solo career, the rapper had however participated in many projects, with other groups. But as a founding member, his group paid tribute to him on his Instagram account. “Rest in peace, rest in power for a true underground legend”, we read in the caption of a photo of him, next to which he is described as “a unique person who had a profound impact on all those with whom he made contact “. “If Saint is no longer with us, his music will live on forever. Be still, king”.
His former sidekick and friend D-Loc pays him a vibrant tribute
For his part, his former colleague D-Loc, who had called on him in his solo career, also paid tribute to him on Instagram, captioning pictures from the time when they were part of Kottonmouth Kings. “Your memories will never fade and your voice will always be with us. A true legend on the microphone”, he began, before nicknamed him his “teacher” who according to him learned everything about rap. “Rest easy, you will never be forgotten and your energy will be with me forever. I love you buddy thank you for everything,” he concluded.
Saint Dog © Instagram