Kimbo Slice, YouTube Star and Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Dies at 42
Mixed Martial Arts fighter Kimbo Slice, real name Kevin Ferguson, died in Miami, Florida, on Monday, June 6. He was 42 years old.
Bellator MMA president Scott Coker confirmed Ferguson's death in a statement, saying, "We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating and untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family."
"One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport," Coker continued. "Outside the cage he was a friendly, gentle giant and a devoted family man. His loss leaves us all with extremely heavy hearts, and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Ferguson family and all of Kimbo's friends, fans, and teammates."