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The family of Young Dolph has released an official statement following his tragic death.

The 36-year-old Memphis rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was gunned down in his hometown on November 17 when he stopped by Makeda Butter Cookies to make a purchase.

At this time, there have been no arrests in the case.

The family shared the following statement through Young Dolph’s publicist:

There are no words that exist, that sufficiently express the pain we are feeling as a family. Losing Adolph, Dolph, Man-Man, changes our lives forever.

And while we will take each day as it comes, we are comforted in knowing that he leaves a legacy that reflects his heart. A heart that was for his family.

A heart that was for the people. We are grateful for the outpouring of love. We are grateful that his godly obligation to show kindness to the world is being acknowledged.

As a family, we were blessed to call him our son, our nephew, our brother, our cousin, our partner and our Father.

And now, we have the honor of calling him our angel. A role he has always played.

The family also shared a poem by Rudyard Kipling:

If you can talk with the crowd and keep your virtue, or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run- Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it, And-which is more-you’ll be a man my son.

My sincerest condolences to the Thornton family and all who knew and loved Young Dolph.

May he rest in peace.

Source: Fox 13