Jerry Heller, the manager of famed rap group N.W.A, has died, according to All Hip Hop. He was 75.
Heller’s cause of death is unknown.
Jerry filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against Ice Cube and Dr. Dre for his portrayal in the “Straight Outta Compton” film.
Heller said the film portrayed him as a villain who schemed N.W.A. out of money. In the lawsuit, Heller says he never consented to the use of his name and likeness in the film and that the film stole material from his memoir, Forbes reports.
Heller’s passing sent shockwaves throughout social media.
#RIP Mr. Jerry Heller! and thank you.. #NWA
— King T (@kingtla) September 3, 2016
Damn Jerry Heller died
— Mr.Monday Night (@ArtVandelay____) September 3, 2016
R.I.P. Jerry Heller and thank you. #NWA
— αμμΩ™ (@ammofr) September 3, 2016
RIP Jerry Heller #nwa #ruthless #king
— Frauenarzt (@frauenarzt) September 3, 2016
They said Jerry heller passed away is it true?
— WACKOE (@WACKOE) September 3, 2016
Without him there wouldn't be NWA or Eazy E RIP Jerry Heller
— Kylo Ren (@LordDiscisk) September 3, 2016
RIP (Ride in Protest) My friend and mentor #JerryHeller. Condolences to the Heller family. #HipHop morns. pic.twitter.com/jMfzjjVod6
— Cli-N-Tel (@Cli_N_Tel) September 3, 2016
Rest In Peace Jerry Heller ?? https://t.co/KlxArui1bp
— DJ SALAM WRECK (@SalamWreck) September 3, 2016
any truth to the story that jerry heller passed?
— DJ WRECK (@djwreck1200) September 3, 2016
Jerry Heller died? Well thanks for giving the world NWA and Eazy-E. That's the only nice thing I gotta say bout you, yikes.
— bryan (@cxntroIIa) September 3, 2016