MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Kimbo Slice, the South Florida native who first gained internet fame as a backyard brawler, has died.READ MORE: South Florida Playing Pivotal Role In Transformation Of Psychedelics As Mainstream Medicine
Authorities said they never received a call, police or medical, to his residence in Coral Springs.READ MORE: Parkland parents furious following Texas elementary school shooting: ‘They failed our kids again’
Coral Springs police said they got involved only after they started receiving national media attention and calls.
A family source confirmed to ET that the 42-year-old fighter, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, died of heart failure.MORE NEWS: Environmental advocates who say Biscayne Bay is dying to gather Wednesday to find solutions
Slice, who got his start in street fighting, fought for Elite XC, UFC, and Bellator MMA throughout his 9-year career, which also included stints in boxing and professional wrestling.