R.I.P. Saint Dog, Founding Member of Kottonmouth Kings Dies at 44

The Southern, California rapper Steven Thronson, a.k.a. Saint Dog, and Founding Member of Kottonmouth Kings who had appeared on the group’s first four releases, has been found dead at the age of 44.

Reports that the rapper was found dead early Wednesday (October 14th) at a friend’s home in Victorville, California. Police found no obvious signs of foul play and are awaiting the results of an autopsy and toxicology report to determine his cause of death.

A main founding member of Kottonmouth Kings alongside D-Loc and Johnny Richter, Thronson appeared on the group’s first four releases, Stoners Reeking Havoc, Royal Highness, Stash Box, and Hidden Stash. He departed the Kings in 1999 to pursue a career with his brother. After guesting on 2012’s Mile High, Thronson rejoined Kottonmouth Kings in a full-time capacity in 2018 ahead of their most recent album, Kingdom Come.

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