Nashawn Breedlove who rapped with Eminem passes away suddenly in his sleep
8 Mile actor Nashawn Breedlove has died suddenly aged 46.
Breedlove, whose character Lotto famously battle-rapped with Eminem in the iconic 2002 movie, died in his sleep on Sunday at his home in New Jersey, reports TMZ.
His cause of death is currently unknown.
In his scene in the film, Lotto takes on Eminem’s B-Rabbit, rapping: ‘I feel bad I gotta murder that dude from Leave it to Beaver’ with the crowd wowed – before he eventually loses the rap battle.
Rapper Mickey Factz posted a tribute to Instagram, writing: ‘RIP to one of the few emcee’s to beat Eminem… Lotto from 8 Mile.
‘Whose friends lovingly called him, OX. You will be missed for your tenacity and aggressiveness.’
A friend of Nashawn’s added: ‘My best friend and brother since 15 years old. We been thru it all Rest Easy my bro luv u and the family and my nephew OX FOREVER.’
Another wrote: ‘Thank you for posting this. Nashawn was so humble and modest he didn’t even know he had true fans.
‘He was so talented. Not only was he an amazing MC he sang better than Luther. He blessed me with my son @youngzaak and I swear that is Nashawn to the 10th power.
‘I will always be his biggest fan. If y’all only knew his talent. Please pray for our strength it is needed. Thank you again @.’
Before starring in 8 Mile, Breedlove rapped under stage name OX, and featured on the soundtrack for 2001 film, The Wash with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.
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