Houston rapper Big Moe passed away early yesterday morning (October 14) due to complications from a heart attack, sources revealed to AllHipHop.com.
As previously reported, Big Moe, born Kenneth Moore, suffered a massive heart attack on Sunday (October 7) and had been a coma since he was hospitalized.
He never came out of the coma and was on life support 24-hours a day.
Big Moe was a member of DJ Screw's Screwed Up Click. He was best known for his 2002 single "Purple Stuff," which was taken from his sophomore album titled Purple World.
"Big Moe was one of the pioneers of the Screwed Up Click and the H-Town sound," Texas legend Michael "5000" Watts of Swishahouse told AllHipHop.com. "This man brought what we are on the street to the mixtapes & CD's. I'm personally honored to have had a feature from him on one of our [Swishahouse] albums."
Other rappers from Houston agreed that while Big Moe may not have enjoyed platinum success as an artist, his presence on the Houston rap scene was undeniable.
"The TMI Boyz and TMI Entertainment sends their deepest condolences to Big Moe's family," said Houston rap collective The TMI Boyz. "Without him, Southern Hip-Hop wouldn't be were it is today. Our prayers go out to his whole family."
"The thing about Moe was he always stayed Moe," added Houston rapper Kiotti. "He always treated you like he wanted to be treated. Honestly, if more Houston artists had a heart like his, our music scene would be where its supposed to be. My heart and prayers go out to him and his family."