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Earlier today, Russell Tyrone Jones, aka Ol' Dirty Bastard (as well as Osirus, Joe Bannanas, Dirt McGirt, Dirt Dog, Unique Ason, and Big Baby Jesus) collapsed in a Manhattan studio and died at the age of 35. O.D.B and his cousins the RZA and the Genius were founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan as well as a successful solo artist. Besides his successful career, O.D.B. will also be known for getting in trouble with the law. Ol' Dirty Bastard was to turn 36 on Monday.

The cause of death remains unknown, but he is reported to have complained about chest pains earlier in the day. He also missed a performance with Wu-Tang Clan on Friday night. His mother, Cherry, had touching words to say about him:

"My son, Russell Jones, passed away. To the public, he was known as Ol' Dirty Bastard, but to me, he was known as Rusty, the kindest, most generous soul on earth. I appreciate all the support and prayers that I have received. Russell was more than a rapper, he was a loving father, brother, uncle, and most of all, son."

Bon voyage, Ol' Dirty Bastard, bon voyage.