MC Breed, died Saturday at a friend's home in Ypsilanti, about 30 miles southwest of Detroit, a Washtenaw County medical examiner's spokesman said Monday.
Toxicology reports were pending, but no foul play was suspected in the 37-year-old's death. Breed had suffered from kidney failure, according to The Detroit News and The Flint Journal. "More than just an artist, we mourn the loss of a beloved father, son, brother, and friend," his family said in a statement. "We are thankful and blessed to have been in his presence and want him to be remembered for his creative, caring, talented, and hardworking spirit."
Breed released 13 albums from 1991 to 2004, and collaborated with artists such as Tupac Shakur and Too Short.