TMZ has learned Big Syke was found dead at his home in Hawthorne, CA late Monday night. Law enforcement sources tell us cops responded first to a call to the scene, and then the L.A. County Coroner arrived. No foul play is suspected.
Sources close to the situation tell us Syke — real name Tyruss Himes — is believed to have died from natural causes, although an autopsy has yet to be performed. We’re told he had a history of heart issues and obesity.
Big Syke was a longtime friend of Tupac, and dropped verses on a bunch of his tracks, such as “All Eyez on Me,” “Picture Me Rollin'” and “Check Out Time.” He was also a member of Tupac’s Thug Life group.
He was 48.
REST IN PEACE, BROTHER SYKE!