Very sad news coming out of Atlanta….
Rapper Shawty Lo was killed in a car accident early Wednesday morning.
Ryan Cameron of V-103 confirmed his death after speaking with his management.
— Ryan Cameron (@ryancameron) September 21, 2016
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
Lo, born Carlos Walker, is a founding member of the hip-hop group “D4L” and in 2003, founded D4L Records. He is perhaps best known for his debut single “Dey Know”.
Officers told FOX 5 a 2016 white Audi lost control just before 2:30 a.m. Police said the Audi went over the guardrail, struck a tree and landed in a deep embankment, causing the vehicle to catch on fire.
Investigators said the driver was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Two female passengers were able to escape from the car and were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, according to police.
Shawty Lo leaves behind 11 children to cherish his memory. He was 40-years-old.
What’s even more heartbreaking is Lo just buried his father over the weekend. He posted photos with his children via Instagram.