YOUNG BLACK ARTISTS WHO DIED IN 2019

As the year 2019 is coming to an end, it is essential to make an overall analysis of the year. There were happy moments here and there, but war, conflicts and death were quick to catch up.

2019 was also a year of many unexpected young celebrity deaths. Here is a list of some them that we still can’t believe is true.

 

‘The human heart is the only thing in this world that weighs more when its broken’

 

JUICE WORLD

 

The 21 year old rapper, who rose to fame in Lucid Dreams had a seizure at an airport in Chicago. The event occurred on December 8. The cause of the death is still being investigated.

 

GEORGE ATKINSON III

The NFL running back died on December 2. His brother Josh Atkinson committed suicide in December 2018. The cause of the death is yet to be announced. He was only 27 years old.

 

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CHARLES ROGERS

The American professional football player of NFL was famous for his performance in the Detroit Lions. He was diagnosed with cancer a while ago. The chemo drugs caused liver failure, so he passed away on November 11 at the age of 38.

 

PERNELL WHITAKER

The legendary boxer nicknamed “Sweet Pea” was hit by a car on July 14 in Virginia Beach. He passed away at the location of the accident. He was 55 years old.

 

JOHN SINGLETON

The director famously known for The Boyz n the Hood suffered a stroke on April 29, which put him in a comatose state for two weeks. He passed away at the age of 51 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

 

SONI METHU

The34 year old Kenyan journalist was famous for hosting Inside Africa at CNN. On April 17, she started complaining about stomach cramps before she suffered from a seizure.

Credit: Soni Methu

She passed away on the way to the hospital. The cause of her death has not been determined yet.

 

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NIPSEY HUSSLE

The Grammy-nominated rapper was shot dead in front of his store in Los Angeles on March 31. He was only 33 years old when he passed away.

THAMI SHOBEDE

The 31-year old South African singer rose to fame as the Idols SA runner up. It was reported that he had been suffering from depression when he passed away at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria.

 

ANDILE GUMBI

The South African actor was known for his roles in Isibaya and Magic Mzanzi. It was reported that he suffered from a heart attack while he was working on a musical in Jerusalem.

Despite the treatment and surgery at the hospital, he passed away on 25 October. He was only 36 years old.

 

SIBUSISO KHWINANA

The 25 year-old actor known for his lead role in the movie Matwetwe was stabbed to death on March 2. It was reported that the suspect tried to steal his cellphone, and he stabbed him when he put up a fight.

 

May their souls rest in peace 🙏 Our thoughts and prayers goes out to their family and loved ones

 

The World Mourns Nipsey Hussle: Rapper, Father, entrepreneur, brother and community activist Nipsey Hussle’ memorial service today is expected to draw over 20,000 at the Staples Center, with thousands more paying their respects during a 25-mile procession.
He met his untimely death on March 31st, 2019  when he was shot in the head and torso in front on his The Marathon Clothing store in Slauson Ave. , Los Angeles.

 

Letter from Barack Obama to Nipsey Hussle’s family
Thousands of fans are joining Nipsey Hussle’s family to honor the late rapper Celebrating His Life  at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The celebration starts 10 PT…
The Crenshaw community have also gathered to honour a legend. The Marathon Clothing store, will be the last stop before Nipsey is taken to the memorial home.
Order of service for the Nipsey Hussle Celebration of Life[:caption]
Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Anthony Hamilton Marsha Ambrosius set to Perform at Nipsey Hussle Memorial
 
What a sad sad sad day! RIP Nipsey Hussle
 

https://twitter.com/ComplexMusic/status/1116379013046525953

 RIP LEGEND!

Celebrities there to pay their respect included: Farrakhan, Stevie Wonder, JAY-Z, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Meek Mill and more

Gone Too Soon

 Photo Credit: DJ KAYKJS

Celebrities Are Not Too Pleased With Kodak Black For Disrespecting  Nipsey Hussle’s longtime girlfriend Lauren London.

Rapper Nipsey Hussle (Ermias Asghedom) was recently tragically shot and killed in L.A. 

Photo Credit: Nipsey Hussle

Kodak Black was on Instagram live saying 

‘Lauren London, that baby, though. She about to be out here single. l’ll be the best man I can be for her. I’ll give her a whole year.

She might need a whole year to be crying…I ain’t trying to shoot (my shot) at her …

He added I’m saying, listen. She can do two, three years. I’ll try to be like the friend if you need to holler or a shoulder to lean on. She can call my line.”

People took to their social media handles to let express how appalled they were with his insensitive, tasteless and disrespectful utterances

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bv73jipBoVk/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

 

 

Justin Credible, tweeted that Power ‘106 will not support Kodak Black’s music.”

“If I disrespected you, Lauren London, in any shape or form, I’m sorry, even though I didn’t,”~Kodak Black

Gone Too Soon!

 

Photo Credit: Lauren London/Nipsey Hussle

Gone Too Soon Nipsey Hussle

Gun Violence Culture

Gun violence in America ended another life on March 31 when the famous American rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot in front of his store called Marathon Clothing. He was only 33 years old and the beloved husband of American Model Lauren London when he died. His 14 years of career wasn’t always easy, however, he was one of those people who could create an impact of 13 albums with a single album.

His real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom. He was born in 1985 in South Los Angeles. His mother is African-American and his father was Eritrean.

He dropped out of high school at the age of 14, His was nicknamed Nipsey Russell which he later used as a stage name.

Music Career And Entrepreneurship

His initial attempts at music consisted of independent mixtapes that only gain recognition regionally. His mixtapes after he signed a contract with Cinematic Music Group and Epic Records brought him more fame.

2009 was Hussle’s year of outshining since he collaborated with Drake and Snoop Dogg while also releasing a third mixtape. However, he had to leave Epic Records due to the financial issues of the label. He had attempts to release an album that featured a lot of guest appearances and an incredible amount of production, but only one single called Feeling Myself was released instead of the album.

Hussle founded a record label called All Money after leaving Epic and released a mixtape called the Marathon in 2010. This was followed by two more sequels and collaborative albums with independent rappers. In 2012, he released another single that features rapper Rick Ross.

In 2013, he released a mixtape called Crenshaw which had guest appearances of Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Sade and Skeme. This was his most widely recognized mixtape.  Jay-Z bought 100 copies of the mixtape paying 100 USD for each. Following the success of this mixtape, Hussle announced that he was preparing to release an album called Victory Lap. Although the release date was constantly delayed, he still continued making appearances and releasing mixtapes.

 

Giving Back To The Community

His 2016 single called FDT created a lot of controversy as it was defending the Mexican immigrants in the United States against Trump.

The album was finally released in February 2018, receiving universal acclaim and debuting at number 4 on the Billboard 200. 5300 copies were sold in the first week. Singles from the album such as Double Up, Last Time I Checc’d and Dedication peaked high in Billboard Hot 100. His album got nominated for the Best Rap Album in 2019 Grammys.

Besides his music career, he was a community activist who was inspired by a trip he made to Eritrea, Africa at a young age. Growing up inside a gang environment, he knew the experience. So, he tried to discourage young black men from joining them. He went to schools and joined panels to talk about solutions to fight gang violence and improved the areas. He also provided funds for many schools in his neighbourhood that were underserved.

On 31 March 2019, Hussle became a victim of gun violence in front of his Marathon Clothing Store which he founded in 2017. The suspect shot him 5 times, killing him in 30 minutes. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

His death was met with great sorrow. The intersection of two avenues near his store was named after him. Various rappers, politicians including Barack Obama and millions of fans offered condolences and expressed their sadness.

 

Gone Too Soon

 

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‘Give everything you got while you here’~ Nipsey Hussle

Gone Too Soon: Rapper Nipsey Hussle (Ermias Asghedom) has been shot and killed in L.A. Today. He was aged 33.

According to reports, Nipsey Hussle was shot 5 times in the body and  once in head.

The Grammy-nominated rapper is believed to have been outside of the clothing store he owned in South Central LA right. 2 other victims are in serious condition.

It is believed his attacker fled after shooting. Fans have gathered around the area the rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot (See Twitter video below)

He has been helping people in his community. Nipsey Hussle has set up a STEM center (Science & Tech, Engineering & Maths school) to help the local community.

His wife Lauren London is yet to release a statement.

Nipsey Hussle was survived by 2 children

We’ll keep you updated as we get it.

 

https://twitter.com/of_BreakingNews/status/1112543600959766530

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nipsey Hussle’s family, friends and fans.

 

GONE TOO SOON