8 Mile actor Nashawn Breedlove aka Ox, who played Lotto in the 2002 film, has reportedly passed away. His death was first reported on September 25th by Mickey Factz, who paid tribute to the actor on social media. Pete Rock, Onyx and Grafh also reacted to Breedlove’s death in the comments section. According to TMZ, a family member revealed Breedlove died in his sleep on Sunday in his New Jersey home. There is no known cause of death at this time. He was 46 years old.
Nashawn Breedlove was best known for his appearance in 8 Mile, in which his Lotto character battles Eminem’s B-Rabbit and gives him a run for his money, but eventually loses. Even though the battles were scripted fans debated if he actually won.