The Brooklyn hip-hop star, 43, died in his sleep on 8 August (15) and friends set up a crowdsourcing fundraiser to assist his wife and three children.

Fans jumped to help out and now Eminem and his associates have swelled the fundraising to over $86,000 (GBP54,000), according to HipHopDX.

Price's fans included Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg, who recently told, "Sean was my current favourite. I hung on every word in his verses."

Shady Records representatives have yet to confirm the donation.