A view of the Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, California, Dec. 13, 2009. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Comedian Ricky Harris, who is best known for his skits on Snoop Dogg albums, died Monday at the age of 54. His cause of death was not immediately confirmed, but some reports claimed that Harris suffered a heart attack.

Harris’ extensive work includes his racy stand-up act, giving voice to several hip-hop characters, and roles in films like "Heat," "Dope" and "This Christmas," as well as TV series such as "CSI: Miami," "NYPD Blue" and "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story."

He was the man behind the legendary voice characters DJ EZ Dicc, TaaDow and Saul-T-Nutz in albums by Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound. In 2004, Harris lent his voice to various characters in the video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas."

Harris, who was the son of a preacher and raised in Long Beach, California, made his acting debut in the 1993 drama “Poetic Justice,” which starred Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. Harris is survived by his mother, his ex-wife and two daughters.

Snoop Dogg posted a short video to Instagram remembering the actor as “my big brother, my homeboy” and a “Long Beach original,” adding that Harris was “on his way to heaven now.”

Ice Cube and many other hip-hop stars paid tribute to Harris on social media.