New York artist, Dash Snow, died Monday night in a Lower Manhattan hotel following an apparent drug overdose.

The exact cause of death is still under investigation by the New York City Medical Examiner's office.

Snow was 27 and lived in Manhattan. His death was confirmed by his grandmother, the art collector and philanthropist Christophe de Menil, who said that he had died of a drug overdose, NY Times reported.

Snow became an emblem of the downtown art scene after being profiled by Ariel Levy in a 2007 New York cover story.