Celebrity deaths in 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 03, 2011

28 of 84: The burned body of a fledgling New York City rapper Kampane was found Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in an SUV in New Jersey, police said.

Authorities said they don't believe the 33-year-old, whose real name is Rhian H. Stoute, was killed where his body was found, according to the Associated Press. His death will be investigated as a homicide.

It's unknown what led police to the body. Officials said the body was burned in several areas and appeared to have suffered multiple gun shot wounds.

According to his website, Kampane was born in Brooklyn and got his big break in 1997.

(Pictured: Rapper Kampane appears in this undated photo posted on his website.) (iamkampane.com)