Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, real name Russell Jones, died on Saturday, November 13, in New York, according to this story on MTV.com.
MTV.com is reporting that, according to sources, Jones had been complaining of chest pains earlier in the day. A statement was released Saturday evening by ODB’s mother, Cherry Jones:
“This evening I received a phone call that is every mother’s worst dream,” she said. “My son, Russell Jones, passed away. To the public, he was known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard. To me, he was known as Rusty, the kindest and most generous soul on earth. I appreciate all the support I received. Russell was more than a rapper … he was a loving father, brother, uncle and most of all, son. With love, Cherry Jones.”
Russell Jones was 35 years old. We at InsidePulse send our condolences to the Jones family.