Keith Shocklee, who was an original member of Chuck D's group Public Enemy, took to Facebook.com on Tuesday (09Feb16) to pay tribute to Lorenzo Ridenhour.

"I want to send my deepest condolences to my friend my partner my homie my brother Chuck D and to my extended family The Ridenhour's (sic)," he wrote on the social media site. "We lost and I can say this our Dad Mr. Lorenzo Ridenhour. We will surely miss you and your stories about your life travels.

"You taught us so much about having your own business and you saw the blessing of what we became. I thank you for being there for us to teach and show us how to be MEN. May you rest easy. Show my brother @MrChuckD some love."

Details surrounding Ridenhour's death have not been released and Chuck D, real name Carlton Ridenhour, has yet to comment on the sad news.