They are investigating the case as a homicide. No arrests have been made yet.
Several hip-hop stars took to social media to pay tribute to Stay.
Eminem said, “Hip-hop has lost one of its all-time great butlers… RIP
@patstay.. KINGS NEVER DIE!”
Stay was also the father of two young children.
“If you’re making a beat, put it out and then make 5,000 more songs. If you put out 10 songs and you think they’re good, make more,” said Stay. People work hard every day, and that’s a big deal.”