Kottonmouth Kings Co-Founder Saint Dog Dead at 44
"We will miss you and your big heart. You were one of a kind and our hearts our broken," the statement from Kottonmouth Kings reads. "But we promise to keep your legacy alive through your music. Everyone please take some time and say a few words or tell a story about our fallen brother below. He touched so many and we will keep his legacy thriving."
As TMZ reports, Thronson was found dead at a friend's home in Victorville, CA, a town about 140 kilometres northeast of Los Angeles. Apparently, the rapper was found by his friend struggling to breathe in a bedroom and died at 12:10 a.m. PT on Tuesday.
Thronson founded Kottonmouth Kings alongside Dustin "D-Loc" Miller and Johnny Richter in 1996. Saint Dog went on appear on the group's first three albums before rejoining them again on 2012's Mile High and on their most recent effort, 2018's Kingdom Come.
Rest In Peace, Rest In Power to a true underground legend. 🙏🏼 Saint Dog aka Saint Vicious passed away yesterday in Southern California. Saint was a unique individual that had a profound impact on anyone he came in contact with. While Saint is no longer with us, his music will live on forever. Rest easy, King. - Management #SaintDog #RIP #KottonnouthKings