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Kimbo Slice: Details of Last Days and Cause of Death Revealed
By Ngozi Taylor Contributing Writer
Published June 8, 2016

MMA fighter, Kimbo Slice died on Monday at the age of 42 years-old. There are now details on the early demise of Kimbo Slice and yet they still do not solve what was the precise factors that caused him to become terminally ill.

Slice, who’s real name is Kevin Ferguson, just so happened to be admitted to the Northwest Medical Center in Margate, Florida this past Friday. Slice complained of “severe abdominal pain, shortness of breath, and nausea,” according to information provided from the hospital to the Broward County medical examiner.

Further medical examinations discovered a congestive heart failure and a liver mass, and was placed on a ventilator as well as in intensive care. Slice’s health deteriorated and was diagnosed wth heart failure. Ferguson’s family was told that the infamous street fighter needed a heart transplant, per a report from the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Kimbo was bring prepared to be transferred to a facility in Cleveland, where he could be placed on an organ donor list, but he died before he could even be transported at 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The police report stated that Kimbo had no history of illicit dug use, and trauma/foul play were not factors in considering the cause of his death.

Slice’s childhood friend and longtime manager, Mike Imber, provided details of the tragic incident. “He went to Germany around March and got really sick while he was there. I don’t know what he thought it was, but he just felt sick. On Friday, he had bad chest pains and went to the hospital. I went and visited him on Friday and he seemed OK. I didn’t feel like I was going to lose my friend in two days, by any means. He seemed concerned, but he seemed all right. I talked to him that Saturday and Sunday, and he was still in the hospital. I said, ‘something’s not right.’ On Monday, his wife called and told me he had stopped breathing.”

Slice was scheduled to fight James Thompson at Bellator 158 on July 16 in London.

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