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Lee "Q" O'Denat, founder of WorldStarHipHop, dies of apparent heart attack

He was 43.


REVOLT has learned that Lee "Q" O'Denat, founder of WorldStarHipHop, died last night (January 23) at home in his sleep. According to a source close to Q, he suffered a heart attack. The successful media entrepreneur was only 43.

O'Denat had survived two prior heart attacks in his 30s while on his way to making WorldStar a staple of the hip-hop culture that transcended into pop culture. That website's banner has become a coveted debut destination for videos from independent artists and well-known superstars including DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, and O.T. Genasis. The website also gained popularity for its aggregation of hip-hop media and, yup, showing real people having real street fights.

Among the deals he was working on before his passing was a cable television show and a Hollywood motion picture.

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