Big Syke has passed away at the age of 48.
One of the original members of Tupac Shakur’s Outlawz collective has died. Big Syke, real name Tyruss Himes was found dead at his home in Hawthorne, California on Monday.
The rapper had been close to Tupac after meeting him in 1992, first joining Pac’s Thug Life group and appearing on four tracks from All Eyez On Me, “Picture Me Rollin,” “When We Ride,” “Check Out Time,” and “All Eyez On Me.” He later joined the Outlawz and went by the name Moozaliny.
TMZ reports that he died from natural causes and no foul play is suspected. No autopsy has been performed but sources tell the publication that Syke had a history of heart problems and obesity.