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Rapper Lil Marlo has died, his record label said Sunday. He died after being shot in Atlanta on Saturday, according to multiple reports.
Quality Control Music announced the death of Rudolph “Marlo” Johnson in a social media post, saying he will be remembered as “a man of great talent who feared nothing.”
The Atlanta Police Department confirmed to Billboard that law enforcement responded to a single-vehicle accident on the I-285 near the Benjamin E. Mays Drive overpass around 11:30 p.m. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found that the 30-year-old driver had been shot and was deceased.
“Atlanta Police Homicide investigators responded to the scene and immediately began their investigation,” a spokesperson for the police tells Billboard. “At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.”
Law enforcement did not identify the victim. However, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office told the Atlanta Journal Constitution and NBC News that it is investigating the death of Rudolph Johnson, which is the rapper’s legal name.
Police identified Johnson as 30 years old, while the social media post from Quality Control Music says he was born in 1993, which would make him around 27.
Billboard has reached out to the artist’s rep, as well as the medical examiner’s office.
Rapper Lil Yachty also posted on social media about Johnson’s reported death in the early hours of July 12. “We just did a song 4 this morning smh rip brother @lilmarlo_1,” he shared on Instagram.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. A version of this story first appeared on Billboard.com.
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