He was leaving a motorcycle dealership in south Florida on Monday when an armed suspect shot him. Onfroy is said to have been approached by two armed suspects as he left the dealership, when at least one of the suspects fired their gun, and struck XXX before removing a Louis Vuitton bag from his vehicle.
Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The suspects have been described as two black males wearing hoodies, with the shooter was wearing a red mask. A reward of up to $3,000 has been offered for any information in finding those responsible.
XXXTentacion was often described as one of rap's most controversial artists and was facing domestic violence charges. While he faced legal troubles, he also experienced success in music with his latest album ‘?’ debuting at No.1. in the US and No.3 in the UK this year.
News of XXXTentacion's death sent shockwaves across the music community, with artists like Kanye West, J. Cole, Wiley, Diplo and more offering tributes.
My heart dropped when I heard about @xxxtentacion, I feel like we only got to see a glimpse of his artistry. I didn’t know him personally but I respect how passionate he was about his music and message. Nobody deserves this kind of ending. gone too soon, damn! RIP— Sean Don (@BigSean) June 19, 2018
damn rip xxx...— aj tracey (@ajtracey) June 18, 2018
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
This got me fucked up. RIP X. Enormous talent and limitless potential and a strong desire to be a better person. God bless his family, friends and fans.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 18, 2018
Streets ain’t got no love for nobody... RIP XXX— FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) June 19, 2018
Thanks for inspiring me. pic.twitter.com/BmX3ya6Hmx— diblo (@diplo) June 18, 2018
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