Cottonmouth Kings rapper St. Dog Is dead … TMZ learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us … Saint – whose real name is Steven Throneson – was found dead Wednesday morning at a friend’s home in Victorville, CA. We found it difficult to breathe in one of the bedrooms of SD’s friend’s house, and called 911.
As soon as the authorities arrived our sources say … Saint Doc was pronounced dead at the scene. We have been informed that there are no clear signs of malpractice – the cause of death will be determined while the autopsy and toxicology report are pending.
Saint was one of the founding members of the Southern California hip-hop group formed in Orange County. He was one of three MCs out of three D-Lock And Johnny Richter. As their band name suggests, the guys wanted to rape about weeds in all their abilities.
He was in the group only in its early years – appearing in 4 of their early projects, including … “Stoners Reeking Havoc,” “Royal Highness,” “Stash Box” and “Hidden Stash.” After that, he went it alone … but eventually returned to Kolab with KMK.
He is best known for his early hits such as “Suburban Life,” “Pump,” “Dog Life,” and “Play On.”
Execute suburban noise records Kevin Ginger Tells us … “Anyone who knew Steve saw what a great heart he had. Steve was watching the music stop in the middle of a Cottonmouth Kings show. Touched. “
He added, “His legacy lives on in his music, and his heart goes out to his son Max and his entire family and friends and fans around the world.”