After reporting that XXXTentacion was comatose after reportedly being shot in Florida, TMZ has confirmed the tragic news.
The rapper has been officially pronounced dead, as confirmed by the Broward Co. Sherriff Department. Though details of his death remain scarce, the reports indicate that he was likely murdered, shot in his car during a potential drive-by.
As of now, TMZ has shared that the shooter were two black males wearing hoodies; one has been said to have worn a red mask. According to a dispatch report, the getaway car was a black Dodge Durango.
Xxtentacion before he passed away. pic.twitter.com/9TsKGTn3jp
— POES (@medallodex) June 18, 2018
The rapper, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was twenty at the time of his passing. His albums 17 and ? earned him critical and commercial success, and he will no doubt be remembered through his work.
Rest in peace XXXTentacion.