We are sad to report that rapper and founding member of D4L Shawty Lo was tragically killed in a car accident Wednesday morning. He was only 40 years old.
His manager Johnny Cabbell confirmed along with Beyonce Alowishus from The Rickey Smiley Morning Show that the “Dey Know” rapper succumbed to injuries.
Fulton County police also confirmed that this was a single car accident and not a hit-and-run as previously reported.
New details from AJC report that his white Audi was traveling on I-285 around 2:20am when it went over a guard rail, hit two trees and caught fire. Shawty Lo was ejected from the vehicle and killed.
Two other people were injured and taken to the hospital. He is survived by 11 children.
Shawty Lo was a friend to the station and performed at several of our big shows annually such as Birthday Bash and our Classic Hip Hop concerts.
“Such a good all around dude,” is what “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” co-host Headkrack said about the unexpected passing of the rapper. Shawty Lo would “do anything for anybody that he was cool with.”
“his style was legendary.” – Da Brat
I am so so so devastated that words can not describe how I feel right now. Shawty Lo was not just my artist he was my Brother He was My Friend. I have been Lo MGR for over 10yrs He was Loyal and he had my back when no one else did. I could count on him when I had no one else to turn to. We been thru so much together. If you knew Lo then you know he was genuine He was Real he would do anything he could if he had it. I Genuinely love this man like my blood brother. I Will Keep His Name Alive and and His Music !!!! Please Pray for Us The Whole D4L Family Lo Family His Mom His Kids His Children Mothers We need you all prayers and Support !!!!!!
The video below is from Birthday Bash 18 with Shawty Lo and Fabo reuniting from D4L and performing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. The world has lost a great man and father.
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