Rapper Kanye West has died after been hospitalized on Monday afternoon, Kevin Maiberger, The LAPD spokesperson told the radar.
West was rushed to the hospital on Monday afternoon after a concert meltdown and amid growing concern for his health but unfortunately passed out on Tuesday morning.
“Kanye West was under observation at a Los Angeles area hospital,” NBC News reported .
According to Dr. Anderson Miller, the African – American Hiphop Legend responded well to treatment at the initial stages but got deteriorated.
“We did our best, my colleagues and myself worked tirelessly to bring life back to West but nature didn’t permit that.” – Anderson said.
West’s body has since been sent for autopsy.
West abruptly stopped his concert in Sacramento after just three songs and an odd rant and then canceled the rest of his Saint Pablo tour.
He earlier railed against his friends Beyonce and Jay Z and then spoke of his support for President-Elect Donald Trump.
Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, West first became known as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records in the early 2000s, producing hit singles for artists such as Jay Z and Alicia Keys.
Intent on pursuing a solo career as a rapper, West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004 to widespread.
He went on to pursue a variety of different styles on subsequent albums Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), and the polarizing 808s & Heartbreak (2008).
In 2010, he released his acclaimed fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and the following year he collaborated with Jay Z on the joint LP Watch the Throne (2011).
West released his abrasive sixth album, Yeezus, to further critical praise in 2013.
His seventh album, The Life of Pablo, was released in 2016.
West’s outspoken views and life outside of music had received significant mainstream attention.
He had been a frequent source of controversy for his conduct at award shows, on social media, and in other public settings.
West was among the most acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, and is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide.