MMA Fighter “Kimbo Slice” Passes Away At Age 42
2016 is just claiming lives right and left. Now, MMA fighter Kimbo Slice, real name Kevin Ferguson, has passed away in a Florida hospital close to his home after briefly being taken in for evaluation under as-yet-unclear circumstances. Rumors of the fighter’s death swirled across social media for hours after Slice was admitted into the hospital with no official confirmation. Sadly the reports turned out to be factual. As TMZ confirms:
Kimbo Slice has died … TMZ Sports has confirmed. He was 42.
We broke the story, Slice was hospitalized early Monday near his home in Coral Springs, FL. He passed away a short time later.
The CEO of Bellator MMA confirmed the news … saying, “We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating 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.”
“Outside of 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.”
Details surrounding Kimbo’s death are unclear.
So sad. We will keep you posted with details as we get more information.