Big Kap died today (February 3) because of a heart attack, his road manger Ab Traxx says during an interview with Billboard.

“I am really at a lost of words,” Ab Traxx wrote on his Instagram account today. “I just spoke to him at 1am recapping our week And plans. If i known this was the last time I was going to speak to him I would have told him so so much more…. You never know what life has in store for you you have to charish time friends and family you never know…… Gone but not forgotten…… #restinpeace #weloveyou #youwillbemisses#HighlyUniqueRadio #rip.”

Ab Traxx says that Big Kap was based in Atlanta and had was working on Internet radio station Highly Unique Radio and with the Burn Unit Crew. 

Ab Traxx also says he was unaware of any medical complications that would have led to Big Kap’s fatal heart attack.

“Not that I know of,” he says. “He had diabetes, but I don’t think it had anything to do with [his death].” 

(The original post in this thread was published earlier today [February 3, 2016]. It is as follows.)

Big Kap has passed away, according to Daily News. He was 45.

The New York deejay’s cause of death has not been announced.

“Rest in peace…. Big Kap…,” Funkmaster Flex wrote on his Instagram page today (February 3). Flex and Big Kap released The Tunnel album in 1999. It featured the LL Cool J single “Ill Bomb.”

Big Kap was also a member of The Flip Squad. In 1995, he released the “Da Ladies In Da House” single on Tommy Boy Records

He also appeared with Ludacris, Too $hort and Chyna Whyte on Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz’s “Bia’ Bia’” single in 2001. 

The Rap community reacted to Big Kap’s loss via social media.

“Reaching out to all hot 97 djs to say im so sorry for the loss of my dude BIG KAP!!” Pete Rock writes on Twitter. “Sorry 4 your loss. He was a friend. Im truly hurt @HOT97.”

Woke up to terrible news today …,” Peter Rosenberg writes on Instagram. “We lost Big Kap …. Not only a great DJ, key part of the flip squad and big dog pit bulls , and incredible talker with a unique and awesome voice but more than anything — great guy …always good for a warm smile and a sincere conversation… Was always very fond of this guy ever since I met him .. RIP brother… Sending love and positive vibes to his family, @funkflex , @ciphasounds and all the pit bulls and flip squad.”

“Rip Big Kap,” Rick Ross wrote on Twitter.

HipHopDX sends it condolences to Big Kap’s family and friends.

To see the social media posts about Big Kap, who has passed away, see below.

Rest in peace…. Big Kap…

A photo posted by FunkFlex (@funkflex) on

I always Respected you.. I still do. my love to your Family.. rest eternally homie.. #bigkap

A video posted by llcoolj (@llcoolj) on