WorldStarHipHop founder Lee O'Denat -- better known as "Q" had been trying to loose weight before his death.
Q, the founder of WorldStar, had been working hard at the gym and on the treadmill -- sometimes at 5 AM. People close to him say he was over 300 lbs. at his heaviest, but had been trying to shed weight to look his best for his new MTV reality show ... slated to premiere in the Spring.
The show revolved around 43-year-old Q, his website's crazy videos and celebrity guest appearances. Q had been telling friends how insanely busy he'd been juggling the show and his new gym life.
TMZ broke the story, Q died in his sleep Monday night.
According to the San Diego County Coroner. Autopsy results also list "obesity" as a contributing condition. He failed to respond to CPR, and was pronounced dead on the scene.