Chad "Pimp C" Butler

TMZ.com is reporting that Houston rapper Pimp C, real name Chad Butler — and one half of the rap duo UGK, was found dead in a hotel room this morning. He was 33.

His death was confirmed by SXSW official Matt Sonzala in Austin. We will update as more details become available

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 4, 2007