His death was first announced on the Twitter page of Fab Five Freddy, who would know; and early this morning, a post went up on Rammellzee's Myspace page reading in part "...in mourning..as i type this, i'm numb from overwhelming sadness.....The Equation The Ramm:Ell:Zee has left his physical....left his pain." Details are unclear.
Rammellzee was also a way crazy visual artist—you can check out his website here. Basquiat did the Beat Bop album cover. They don't make ten-minute jams like that any more. (He did another album in 2008, and was still pretty fresh). "Life is given to us, just to do the right thing." R.I.P.