Battle Rapper Cadalack Ron Passes Away

Cadalack Ron

Respected battle rapper Cadalack Ron has passed away. He was just 34.

Details regarding his death were unknown at press time, but the news was confirmed by King of the Dot's Facebook page, and his ex-wife.

"Not only is he my ex-husband, but he's my son's father. I'm sorry to say it's true," his ex-wife said on Facebook. "We've been divorced for some time, but we have an 8-year-old son named Lion and he has another son Elijah Blue, who is 4. I am most devastated for him."

Cadalack Ron (real name: Robert Paulson) has reportedly battled drug addictions for years. In one of his most infamous battles, he allegedly pulled out a syringe and shot up in the middle of it. Though it was later revealed to be Gatorade, he did, in fact, battle herion addiction.

"Cadalack Ron, entertained the masses and touched them through his art; but Robert Paulson touched the lives of those around him in day to day interaction," battle rap organization, King of the Dot, said in a statement. "Though the entirety of the battle community will mourn his loss, our pain pales in comparison to the suffering those closest to him are feeling. Our deepest sympathies go out to those most affected by his tragic, untimely passing. Though we say goodbye to our friend, we know his memory will always live on through his art. Rest easy Ron."