The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy aka XXXTENTACION, was leaving a motorcycle shop in Fort Lauderdale shortly before 4pm when two men in a dark coloured SUV shot and killed him in an apparent robbery, the county sheriff’s office said.
After initial reports said that the rapper, was unconscious and lifeless, the county’s sheriff’s department confirmed that XXXTentacion was the “adult male” victim of the shooting at 6:30 p.m.
XXXTENTACION’s Unnerving Video Before He Gets Killed
Since news of his death emerged, fans have a shared a video he previously posted on Instagram Live where he revealed how he would like people to remember him if he were to die.
If worse thing comes to worst, and I f***ing die a tragic death or some s*** and I’m not able to see out my dreams, I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive and to at least have a good life,”
He then continued with
“Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul, let your soul find your body. Your mind is limitless. You are worth more than you can believe. All you have to do is dream and all you have to do is want to fulfill that dream and have the strength”.
XXXTENTACION as An Icon
Even after XXXTentacion was often labelled as one of the most controversial contemporary rappers and was facing domestic violence charges against his pregnant girlfriend, fans and followers on all social media platforms poured-in for their sympathies and goodbyes.
Tributes have poured on for the musician, who first found fame via uploading songs to online audio distribution platform SoundCloud,on social media.
Fellow rapper Kanye West said: “Rest in peace I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing.”
Another fellowmen down due to gun violence. When will these all end?