Nashawn Breedlove, who starred alongside Eminem in the 2002 film, 8 Mile, has died at the age of 46.
In the film, the actor and rapper played the role of Lotto, one of the rap battle opponents of B-Rabbit, played by Eminem.
According to a family member, Nashawn died in his sleep at his New Jersey home on Sunday (September 24).
At this time, his cause of death is unknown.
Nashawn’s mother, Patricia Breedlove, shared the news of her son’s passing with a heartbreaking post on Facebook.
Dear family and friends,
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of my beloved son Nashawn Breedlove’s passing. Many of you knew him by his alias” Lotto, Ox”, a name that echoed his resilience and determination. Nashawn was a rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. No one could deny his talent.
Nashawn’s departure from this world has left an immense void in my life, one that words cannot fully express. I can’t put into words the pain and hurt that I feel. He was not just my son; he was a remarkable man whose character and strength inspired all who crossed his path.
Nashawn’s love and unwavering faith in God were pillars of his life, a testament to 2 Timothy 4:7-8, as he fought the good fight, finished his course, and kept the faith. While the pain of his absence is profound, I find solace in Romans 8:18, knowing that our present sufferings are nothing compared to the glory that awaits us.
As we navigate this difficult time, I hold fast to the promise of 1 Peter 5:10 that God will restore, strengthen, and settle us after we endure this season of grief. Though my heart aches for my son, I remember Psalm 73:26, which reminds me that even in the darkest hours, God remains my strength and my portion forever. Nashawn’s memory will forever live on in our hearts, a testament to the love we shared and the incredible man he was.
I thank you all for your support and prayers during this challenging time. Please join us in celebrating his life and cherishing the moments we had with him. In the face of this loss, my faith in the Lord remains unshaken, for His love is a constant presence in my life. I love you my son ❤️, nothing but death can keep us apart
Signed, A grieving mother 💔
My sincerest condolences to everyone who knew and loved Nashawn Breedlove dearly.
May he rest in peace.