On Monday, June 17th, 2018, troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwanye Onfroy, was shot and killed in Florida in what police called an apparent armed robbery attempt.
According to ABC News, the artist was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership.
The death of XXXTentacion tore across social media with grim visual proof: shaky camera-phone footage of the 20-year-old rapper slumped lifelessly behind the wheel of a black BMW on a sun-drenched street in Broward County, Florida.
XXXTentacion had just released his latest album, “?” in March. It quickly shot to No. 1 on the Billboard 200. His previous album, “17,” reached No. 2.