Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard passed away today (November 13).
While details are sketchy, sources told AllHipHop.com that the rapper collapsed and died in a Manhattan recording studio.
Ol' Dirty had complained of chest pains, but the cause of death was not immediatley known.
The rapper was two days shy of reaching his 36th birthday.
An autopsy will be conducted Sunday officials said.
Jones was in 36 Records when he said he was having trouble breathing and collapsed.
An ambulance was summoned to the 5th floor where Jones had collapsed near a pool table.
Paramedics tried, but could not resuscitate the rapper.
"This evening I received a phone call that is every mothers worst dream. My son Russell Jones passed away," ODB's mother Cherry Jones said. "To the public he was known as Ol Dirty Bastard but to me he was known as Rusty."