Busta Rhymes, T.I. and Big Boi led tributes to late rapper Pimp C on the third anniversary of the star's death. Pimp C, real name Chad Butler, died on December 4, 2007 after suffering an accidental drug overdose complicated by a pre-existing sleep disorder.
On Saturday, December 4 Butler's pals took to Twitter.com to remember the hip-hop star and mark the anniversary of his passing. Rhymes honored Butler's UGK bandmate Bun B for continuing the act's legacy, writing, "RIP and salute 2 (to) Pimp C and we honor the big homie (Bun B) 4 (for) so properly preserving the value of the UGK brand and legacy!! SALUTE!!"
Incarcerated rapper T.I. also posted a message reading, "RIP to Pimp C," while Big Boi, Rick Ross and Chamillionaire all tweeted "R.I.P. Pimp C". Other stars who remembered Butler included rapper David Banner, who added a picture of himself with Pimp C on Facebook.com, meanwhile his close pal and collaborator Bun B paid tribute, adding, "Keep it 100 with the people you love today. Don't hold back. They might not wanna hear it, but they'll appreciate it later."