US rapper XXXTentacion shot dead

US Rapper XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, has been shot dead in Florida.

Local police confirmed the 20-year-old’s tragic death on Monday.

“The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead,” the Broward County Florida Sherriff’s Office wrote.


“The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion.”

It’s understood the rapper, who was facing domestic violence charges involving his then pregnant girlfriend, was fatally shot outside a motorcycle shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He was rushed to hospital, however died shortly after arrival.

XXXTentacion shot to fame in 2016 after his hit “Look at Me” went viral on soundcloud. His latest album ‘?’ also premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in March.

Tributes from fellow artists have since flooded social media, including an emotional message from American rapper Kanye West.