Rapper Big Syke has passed away at the age of 48.
TMZ is reporting that Tyruss Himes aka Big Syke was found dead at his Hawthorne, Calif. home late Monday night. Their reports state that a call was made to his home, cops arrived and the coroner’s office showed up soon after. No foul play is suspected.
Syke is believed to have died from natural causes. He reportedly had a long history of heart issues and obesity. No autopsy has been performed.
Syke is widely known for being one of 2pac‘s ride-or-die homeboys throughout his many legal battles and was one of the first, if not the first, people to greet him when he returned home from serving his prison sentence for sexual assault.
Syke was a member of Tupac‘s five-man group Thug Life that released one album, the 1994 classic Thug Life, Vol. 1. The husky-toned rapper emerged as the strongest voice behind Tupac’s delivering memorable verses on songs like “Bury Me A G,” “Cradle To The Grave” and “How Long Will They Mourn Me.”