The music industry mourns the loss of a rising star.
Atlanta rapper Lil Keed died May 13 at the age of 24, Complex reports. Cause of death is currently unknown.
The “Oh My God” rapper’s death was first confirmed online by his brother Lil Gotit, who posted an emotional tribute to Instagram in the early hours of Saturday.
“Can’t believe I saw you dead bro today and I let out all my screams,” he captioned a photo of him and Lil Keed. “I know what you want from me, mom and dad, our brother Naychur and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisS-tDown is hard.”
On his Instagram Story, Lil Gotit, real name Semaja Render, mourned the loss of his brother and wrote: “Why BH, why did you leave me BH?”
“Full gas, no brakes, no more races,” he continued. “I found you, Kidd!”
Lil Keed, formerly known as Raqhid Render, was signed to YSL Records by Young Thug, and rose to fame in the Atlanta rap scene with hits such as “Oh My God” and “Nameless.” His daughter Naychur survived.
“I love you so much baby,” she wrote in part. “What am I going to do without you, I can’t breathe properly, I can’t sleep properly, nothing, I don’t even want to talk to anyone, Kidd, I don’t understand why you’re leaving America, bro. I owe it to Naichul Say what? What did I say to our new baby?”
She added, “You are my friend, my best friend, my slime, my twin, my ride or them!”
Soon after his death, fans took to social media to remember the “rock star” artist.
One fan tweeted: “Rip, Lil Keed Man, Viva Mexico, one of my all-time favorite albums.”
Others shared their heartbreak after hearing the news.
“Yeah, I get upset when an artist dies. No, I’ve never seen them in real life, but this kind of music makes you feel that connection,” explained another fan. “I want to see everyone doing well and they all succeed. When news like this comes out, it breaks my heart.