A local Austin rapper Octavius Berry, stage name ‘Esbe the 6th Street Bully,’ who performed with rap groups such as Dred Skott and the League of Extraordinary Gz, died on 30 after suffering from a pulmonary embolism.
The man was described as passionate by his friends and was always interested in music. His rap groups played at clubs in downtown Austin such as 311 and Victory Grill. Shortly after making a mixtape, Berry got to perform at South By Southwest with other well-known rappers.
While on tour in August, the man began to complain of health issues such as shortness of breath and was treated for bronchitis and asthma. Last Thursday, he was admitted to the emergency room at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He was discharged on Oct. 14 and collapsed while walking home.
Recently, pulmonary embolisms have been in the news because they have been linked as a side effect of Yasmin and Yaz birth control. Pulmonary embolisms can be life threatening because it can cut off the blood supply to the heart. Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the man during this difficult time.