Rapper Shawty Lo Dies At Age 40
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that rapper Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, died Wednesday morning in a fiery car crash. The rapper’s brother and a manager confirmed his death on Shawty Lo’s official Twitter account. He was 40 years old.
My brother has passed he is no longer here but his spirit, his kind heart , and his music will live on Long live Shawty Lo King of Bankhead
— SHAWTY LO (@THATSSHAWTYLO) September 21, 2016
Police say the car caught fire when it went flying over a guardrail on I-285 in Atlanta’s South Fulton County. Last month, the AJC also found that this particular interstate is the deadliest in America. Walker was ejected from the vehicle and killed. TMZ shared that just hours before the crash, he was in an Atlanta strip club.
As one of the founding members of the rap group D4L, Shawty Lo helped to usher in a new sound into mainstream music during the early 2000s.
Major influencers from the music industry took to social media to express their condolences.
RIP Shawty Lo. . Prayers to his family and friends. ATown Legend.
— DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) September 21, 2016
— 50cent (@50cent) September 21, 2016
— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) September 21, 2016
The rapper leaves behind 11 children.