Kimbo Slice has died ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. He was 42.
We broke the story, Slice was hospitalized early Monday near his home in Coral Springs, FL. He passed away a short time later.
The CEO of Bellator MMA confirmed the news ... saying, "We are all shocked and saddened by the devastating untimely loss of Kimbo Slice, a beloved member of the Bellator family." "One of the most popular MMA fighters ever, Kimbo was a charismatic, larger-than-life personality that transcended the sport."