Lee "Q" O’Denat

WorldStarHipHop Founder Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat Dead at 43

WorldStarHipHop founder Lee O’Denat, better known as Q, reportedly died in his sleep on Monday night (Jan. 23). He was 43.

TMZ was the first to report Q’s passing. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but it is believed that he died from a heart attack. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Q founded WorldStar in 2005 and since then, the company has grown from a mixtape site into what The New York Times described as “YouTube filtered through the lens of hip-hop culture.”