Who was DTTX?
DTTX, whose real name was Bobby Ramirez, was a rapper and a member of the Latin hip hop duo A Lighter Shade of Brown. He was born on September 26, 1969, in Hanford, California, to parents of Mexican descent. He formed the group with Robert “ODM” Gutierrez in 1989, and they released six studio albums from 1990 to 2011. DTTX also had a solo career, releasing four albums from 2001 to 2006. He was known for his smooth vocals and his stage name, which stood for “Don’t Try To Xerox”.
How did DTTX die?
DTTX died on July 13, 2016, at the age of 46, after lying in a coma for 11 days. He was found on July 7, unresponsive in a Las Vegas street, with severe burns and a body temperature of 107 degrees Fahrenheit. According to the Clark County coroner, he died from heatstroke, with exposure as a contributing factor. His family told TMZ that he had long battled alcoholism, which may have impaired his judgment and ability to cope with the extreme heat.
What was the impact of DTTX’s death?
DTTX’s death was mourned by many fans and fellow artists, who paid tribute to his legacy and influence on the Latino rap scene. A Lighter Shade of Brown posted a message on Instagram, thanking the fans for their prayers and support, and asking for donations to help with the funeral expenses. DTTX was remembered for his hits such as “On a Sunday Afternoon”, “Hey D.J.”, and “Latin Active”, which blended hip hop with Latin rhythms and culture. He was also praised for his positive and uplifting messages, and his role as a pioneer and mentor for other Latino rappers.