Pimp C of UGK Passed Away?!?

Had this forwarded via e-mail to me and don't have any validation yet from other sources about things yet...if true, this is crazy and tragic:

Rapper Pimp C Found Dead in Hollywood Hotel Room

Pimp C, real name Chad Butler -- and one half of the rap duo UGK, was found dead in a hotel room this morning. He was 33.

L.A. County Fire responded to a 911 call at the Mondrian Hotel, located on trendy Sunset Strip in Hollywood. They arrived to his sixth floor hotel room to find him dead in bed.

UGK is best known for appearing on the Jay-Z track "Big Pimpin'" in 2000, and more recently with Outkast on the song "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)." Pimp C had just performed with fellow rapper Too Short at the "House of Blues" in L.A. on Saturday night.

Story developing ...

Source: TMZ

Condolences to family, friends and fans of the brother's music if this turns out to be right...sadness at another loss of a Black Man and talented member of the Hip-Hop Nation.

Update: The story is showing up on more sites right now such as HipHopDX and Sixshot...starting to build up to be a fact...

Update #2: It has been confirmed by representatives from Jive Records - Pimp C has passed away.