Carlos 'Shawty Lo' Walker died last night in what is being described as a "fiery single car accident."
While his death was initially reported as a hit and run, Atlanta authorities now say Shawty's Audi jumped a guard rail at about 2:20 AM this morning, hit two trees and burst into flames. The two passengers in the car suffered non life-threatening injuries.
As a solo artist, Lo was best known 'Dey Know.' He had rose to fame as a member of the Atlanta group D4L, which had hits like 'Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me' and 'Laffy Taffy.'
He is survived by his 11 children.
My brother has passed he is no longer here but his spirit, his kind heart , and his music will live on Long live Shawty Lo King of Bankhead— SHAWTY LO (@THATSSHAWTYLO) September 21, 2016
legends never die...Shawty Lo Forever — FUTURE/FREEBANDZ (@1future) September 21, 2016
Our condolences go to Atlanta Rapper #shawtylo friends and family R.I.P #shawtylo— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) September 21, 2016
RIP Shawty Lo. . Prayers to his family and friends. ATown Legend. — DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) September 21, 2016
@mackmaine car accidents are the number 1 cause of death rates in North America and that's fucked up. I don't trust no one.— habib G-Human (@Squib27) September 21, 2016
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