Saint Dog (Kottonmouth Kings) has died

Lawrence Kim
October 17, 2020

According to Deadline, Saint Dog, whose real name was Steven Michael Thronson, was found unresponsive at a friend's home in Victorville, Calif., around midnight Wednesday morning.

Following the news of the star's demise, many fans flooded social media with condolences and mourned the loss of the rapper.

Saint Dog was a founding member of the Kottonmouth Kings, a hip-hop group formed in 1996, in Placentia, California. Saint Dog was pronounced dead at the scene.

Born Steven Thronson on October 21, 1975, Saint Dog founded the hip-hop group Kottonmouth Kings in 1996 along with D-Loc and Johnny Richter. We're told there were no obvious signs of foul play - a cause of death will be determined pending an autopsy and toxicology report.

A statement was posted on the rapper's Instagram page by their management company saying, 'Rest In Peace, Rest In Power to a true underground legend'.

"RIP Saint Dog, one of my first inspirations in hip-hop", another user condoling the rapper's death wrote on the micro-blogging website. The office read as 'Long Live the Legacy of Saint Dog.

Many of his former bandmates paid tribute to the artist on Instagram, including D-Loc, Richter, and DJ Bobby B.

Suburban Noize Records, an independent record label founded by Kevin Zinger and Daddy X, also honored Saint Dog.

"His legacy will continue in his music and our hearts with his son Max and all of his family, friends and fans around the world", he adds.

The name of the group, Kottonmouth Kings, is a reference to the effect of marijuana on smokers. He also appeared in the band's debut studio album "Royal Highness".

Saint Dog left the group in 1999 to start a solo career.

His best-known singles include SoCal Thugsta, Now I Lay Me, and Money Talks, all from his 2004 album Ghetto Guide. Skribbal) from his latest album Bozo (2019). However, he returned to Kottonmouth Kings to be a part of their 2015 record "Krown Power" and then officially rejoined in 2018, just in time to release their last album "Kingdom Come".

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