After days of mourning from fans and hip-hop stars alike, the cause of death for late rapper Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker has finally surfaced.
According to reports, Lo ultimately died Wednesday (September 21) due to a fatal head injury.
An Atlanta rapper killed in a fiery crash on I-285 died of “blunt force injury to the head,” the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said Thursday. Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker, the artist known for the hit “Dey Know,” died Wednesday in a crash on the I-285 southbound ramp to Cascade Road, police said. Medical Examiner’s office investigator Bertram Ennett said the manner of death was accidental. It was not immediately clear if alcohol was a factor in the crash. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A couple nights ago, hip-hop artists Beanie Sigel and Turk performed at a Lo tribute concert in Maryland.
Earlier this week, D4L member Fabo talked about Shawty’s life and unreleased music.
“I was on him about a song that we did. You know, we just gotta cherish every moment with people and I just remember him texting me back saying “I love you, cuz” and then sending the song, so that was crazy. We collabed with a lot of music, you know. Shawty stayed connected and stayed working with each other but you know we got a lot of music together.” (Complex)
Lo’s one-time rap foe T.I. reflected on his life Wednesday (September 21) and dished on how much he respected him.