It is not clear how Breedlove died, but his death drew tributes from other figures in the music industry.

“RIP to one of the few emcee’s to beat Eminem… Lotto from 8 Mile. Who’s friends lovingly called him, OX,” wrote rapper Mickey Factz in a post on Instagram, referring to the scene in the movie in which he competes in a rap battle against Eminem’s character.

“You will be missed for your tenacity and aggressiveness,” he added. source