Yesterday, news of XXXTentacion's murder broke the hip-hop community's collective hearts. One of the most talented up-and-comers, X could do no wrong. One full listen to either his 17 or ? albums will prove the man's undeniable musical talent. Although his past was shrouded with negativity, the rapper was working on bettering himself, starting the Helping Hand Foundation with his mother last month. Although he never got to achieve his longterm dreams with the foundation, it will be well-represented as the community works to keep XXX's legacy alive. It was only a matter of time before his representatives put out an official statement regarding what happened yesterday and, alas, it's here.

Passing away at age 20, XXXTentacion will be missed by millions as his music truly touched so many souls. His team issued an official statement on his passing, writing:

On June 18, 2018, Jahseh Onfroy—known worldwide as XXXTentacion—tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida. It is with great sadness that the news is confirmed in this official statement by his team—manager Solomon Sobande, EMPIRE, Bob Celestin, Esq. and AKW PR.

In deference to his family, friends, and loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy be respected at this time.

XXXTentacion touched the lives of millions around the globe and will forever reside in the hearts of countless fans who listened to his music, attended his concerts, and felt the glow of his uncontainable, undeniable, and unique spirit. 

News about memorial services to be issued forthcoming.

As news becomes more clear about the memorial services being planned, we will update you.