Rapper King Von is dead. The rapper aged 26 was shot and killed an Atlanta shooting, according to multiple reports.
DJ Akademiks said King Von’s manager was also in the shooting but survived the shot and remains in hospital. Off-duty police officers swooped to the scene to help out.
DJ Akademiks tweeted: “It’s with great sadness that I have to confirm that King Von has passed away.
“I spoke with his manager who luckily has survived being shot and is currently recovering in the hospital.
“However, Von manager did confirm that Von was shot and did not make it. RIP King Von.”
Later, the social media star updated his fans about the shooting.
He later added: “From my convo with Von manager who survived getting shot, he says it wasn’t the police who killed King Von.
“However, he did say Police did engage in a shoot out with other armed individuals who were there. King Von reportedly was unarmed.”
Allegedly A fight between another rappers crew & King Von Crew Broke out outside a downtown Atlanta nightclub devolved into chaos Friday morning.
King Von is known for his ability to tell stories in his songs, a trait that along with his unique voice has earned him many fans. Critics have been impressed with his fast growing rap skills, as he is still relatively new to rapping. His lyricism as well as simple wordplay has garnered a lot of attention.
On October 9th, 2020, King Von released “I Am What I Am”, featuring New York rapper Fivio Foreign. This release was in anticipation of his upcoming album “Welcome To O’Block“.