Tupac Shakur collaborator Big Syke is found dead inside his California home at the age of 48 on Monday night, Daily Mail reported.
The musician, who was born Tyruss Himes, was 48-years-old.
The artist was best known for working with the late singer Tupac Shakur on such hits as All Eyez on Me, Picture Me Rollin and Check Out Time.
The two met in 1992 and Tupac made him a member of his Thug Life group. Shakur died at the age of 25 in 1996 after a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.