Migos member, Takeoff has passed away at only 28 years old. After being fatally shot, the musician was pronounced dead in Houston, Texas, "shortly after 2:30 a.m," according to the police reports. Since his tragic passing, fellow musicians and friends have taken to social media to share special memories commemorating the loss of their friend and fellow artist...
According to multiple witnesses and law enforcement sources, the tragic incident occurred November 1 during a late-night game of dice at a bowling alley called 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston. Sources reported Takeoff and his uncle, Quavo, amongst around 40 to 50 others, were playing a game of dice at a private party when a loud altercation suddenly broke out, and someone suddenly opened fire, and a stray bullet hit Takeoff somewhere near his head. However, according to homicide investigator Sgt. Michael Arrington, "a lot of people that were there fled the scene and did not stick around to give a statement," leaving questions as to what exactly started the fight in the first place. Following the reports, videos were shared showing the beginning seconds of a fight breaking out and moments after Takeoff was killed while Quavo and a few more were calling for help.
In a statement confirming the news, the rapper's record label, Quality Control, announced, "It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff." Artists such as Gucci Mane, Drake, Khalid, Ja Rule, Diplo, and many more all flooded social media in honor of their friend while also sending love and prayers to his family during this tough time.
Fellow Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane, who recently collaborated with Takeoff and his uncle, Quavo, wrote, "This broke my heart. Rest In Peace," while actress Keke Palmer shared on Instagram, "This is horrible. From the tragedy of the death to the tragedy of there being a video of it online. It's all just tragic, and I am so sorry to his whole family and all he touched. Really terrible." Ja Rule took to Twitter pleading for this reckless violence to end, writing, "this s**t has to STOP... sending love to friends and family." RIP Takeoff.