Bronx rapper Chuck Freeze, a member of the pioneering hip hop group Jazzy Five, has died at the age of 54.
The hip hop star, whose real name was Charles Foushee, was found "unconscious and unresponsive" Sunday in his Hollis, Queens home and was pronounced dead by emergency responders, the NYPD said.
The official cause of death is heart disease and high blood pressure, the New York City Medical Examiner’s office confirmed.
The Jazzy five included Freeze and members Master Ice, A.J. Les, Master Bee and Master Dee. They rose to fame in 1981 through a collaboration with Africa Bambaataa titled "Jazzy Sensation (Bronx Version)."