Actor Deezer D, who gained popularity for his starring role in ER, has died. He died at the age of 55.
Deezer D, whose real name is Dearon Thompson, was found lifeless at his Los Angeles home recently.
Though an official cause of his death has not been revealed, his brother Marshawn revealed to TMZ that his family believe he died of a heart attack.
He encountered a string of heart problems while he was alive and went through major surgery in 2009 to replace his aorta and repair a leaking heart valve.
In addition to him starring as nurse Malik McGrath on the popular medical drama between 1994 and 2009, Deezer also took up roles in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and Fear of a Black Hat.
Besides his acting career, he was also a motivational speaker and a top performer in the Christian hip-hop community.
While paying tribute to Deezer, actress Jennifer Gimenez tweeted: “My heart hurts so bad right now. I just found out about the passing @DearonThompson.
“I knew him since I was a kid. He grew up w my family members,as an adult he was a spiritual brother to me. May you Rest In Peace my friend. I will always (love) U & think of ur bright beautiful soul.”