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.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
“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.
rest in peace ??? I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
Please respect XXXtentacion’s family & friends privacy during this time. Ill wishes & negative comments serve no positive purpose in this matter. Especially if you’re NOT from South Florida. Keep the negativity to yourself or log off.
— LaCue (@SylvanLacue) June 18, 2018
rip xxxtentacion, we love you forever. pic.twitter.com/JleYXdH1Wf
— Lyrical Lemonade (@LyricaLemonade) June 18, 2018
wow RIP XXXtentacion.. wow?
— sevn thomas (@SEVNTHOMAS) June 18, 2018
So sad to hear about XXXTentacion.
— Harrison Webb (@HarrisonWebb97) June 18, 2018
RIP XXXTENTACION ??
You’re sitting at the table of legends w Tupac, MJ, Prince, and many others now. Rest In Peace Jaseh Dwayne Onfroy. @xxxtentacion
— emerytkelly (@EmeryTKelly) June 18, 2018