Kottonmouth Kings American rapper & original member of the Southern California rap group, Saint Dog has died at the age of 44.
Law enforcement sources Told to TMZ, Saint(real name is Steven Thronson) was found dead early Wednesday morning at a friend’s house in Victorville, CA. We’re told SD’s buddy found him struggling to breathe in one of the home’s bedrooms, and called 911.
Accourding to TMZ, Saint Dog was pronounced dead at the scene. We’re told there were no obvious signs of foul play — a cause of death will be determined pending an autopsy and toxicology report.
Saint was one of the founding members of the Southern California hip-hop group, which was formed in Orange County. He was one of three MCs in the trio, alongside D-Loc and Johnny Richter. Like their band name indicates, the guys loved to rap about weed in all capacities.
He was only with the group for its initial years — having appeared on 4 of their early projects, including … “Stoners Reeking Havoc,” “Royal Highness,” “Stash Box” and “Hidden Stash.” After that, he went solo … but would eventually return to collab with KMK.
He’s most known for their early hits like “Suburban Life,” “Bump,” “Dog’s Life,” “Play On,” among others.
Rapper, Saint Dog Died At 44
Suburban Noize Records exec Kevin Zinger shared the post via Instagram and said, “RIP🙏. Our brother Steven “Saint Dog” Thronson left us yesterday. We will miss you and your big heart. You were one of a kind and our hearts are broken. But we promise to keep your legacy alive through your music. Everyone please take some time and say a few words or tell a story about our fallen brother below. He touched so many and we will keep his legacy thriving. 🙏👑♠️ #RIPSaintDog“
He adds, “His legacy will live on in his music and our hearts go out to his Son Max and his entire family, friends and fans worldwide.”