ODB Dead

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Rap artist ODB (Ol' Dirty Bastard), one of the most colourful characters in the world of hip-hop, has died aged 35.

ODB, real name Russell Jones, collapsed and died at the Manhattan recording studio in New York on Saturday.

A spokesman for his record company, Gabe Tesoriero, said the rapper, who had complained of chest pains, was dead by the time paramedics reached him.

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