Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - Mixed Martial Artist Kimbo Slice, whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 42.
Ferguson was taken to a Florida hospital yesterday (June 6, 2016) for undisclosed reasons, and later passed away. The announcement was made by his own promotion company.
A popular street fighter, Kimbo Slice immediately won the hearts and adoration it millions, becoming a YouTube sensation. He successfully used that popularity to transition into a career as a Mixed Martial Artist. Just a year ago, Slice returned to the ring after a 5-year break, defeating fellow fighter Ken Shamrock in June 2015. He was now scheduled to fight in just another month in London against opponent James Thompson.
He is survived by six children.