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Fans’ Worst Fears About XXXTentacion Have Been Confirmed


Rapper XXXTentacion (real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy) died Monday, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Fans feared the worst even before the official confirmation. Word first broke with a TMZ report. Video shows a man in the driver’s seat of a stationary car while a bystander apparently checks his pulse. The man, who was identified as Onfroy, is not moving. A witness told the outlet that the rapper was shopping at a motorcycle dealership in South Florida. A gunman ran up to Onfroy’s vehicle and shot him as he was leaving.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said they were investigating a shooting, and people assumed they were talking about the incident involving XXXTentacion.

That’s the location of RIVA Motorsports. The sheriff’s office didn’t immediately release the victim’s name, but numerous fans replied to the tweets above and they understood that the man was Onfroy.

The 20-year-old rapper was named on XXL‘s 2017 “Freshmen” class of up-and-coming rappers. He was also followed by legal problems, charged with attacking his ex-girlfriend in 2016.

Update, Monday, 6:45 p.m.: This article has been updated to reflect that the sheriff’s office confirmed Onfroy’s death.

7:56 p.m.: The investigation is ongoing. In what seems to have been a robbery, two armed suspects approached Onfroy and at least one opened fire, authorities said. The duo escpaed in a dark-color SUV.

[Screengrab via CBS Miami]

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