Rapper PIMP C is to be remembered with a public memorial service in his hometown of Port Arthur, Texas. The service will be held in the Robert A. Bowers Civic Center on Thursday (13Dec07). The 33-year-old hip-hop star - real name Chad Butler - who made up Underground Kingz with partner Bun B, was found dead in his sleep in a Los Angeles hotel room last week (04Dec07). He is thought to have died of natural causes, although autopsy and toxicology results won't be available for up to eight weeks.
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