Bobby Ramirez Dies; Rapper Known as DTTX Was 46

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Bobby Ramirez, a rapper known by the stage name of DTTX, died Monday afternoon after spending 11 days in a coma.

He as 46 years old.


According to various outlets, Ramirez was found unresponsive on July 7 on an especially hot day in Las Vegas.  

His family members tells TMZ that paramedics came across the rapper in an unresponsive state, with his body temperature hovering around 107 degrees.

Ramirez also had severe burns on his body.

DTTZ was taken to a nearby hospital at the time and placed on life support, where he remained until yesterday.

Loved ones confirm that Ramirez had struggled with alcoholism for years, but they think his death was due to cardiac arrest and heat stroke.

Ramirez grew up in Riverside, California before teaming up with fellow rapper ODM in the 1990s to form A Lighter Shade of Brown.  

The tandem made numerous successful albums together, including "Brown & Proud."

Their 1991 record, “On a Sunday Afternoon,” reached number-39 on the Billboard Hot 100 and climbed all the way to number-one in New Zealand.

Following news of DTTX’s hospitalization in early July, the official Facebook page for A Lighter Shade Of Brown shared a handful of updates.

The latest was posted on July 14 and read as follows:

"God please help our brother. It’s in your hands."

We send our condolences to the family members, friends and loved ones of Bobby Ramirez.

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