Rising Caribbean American Rap Star XXXTentacion Gunned Down in Florida

Young, rising Caribbean American rap star XXXTentacion was gunned down last month in Florida.

XXXTentacionThe 20-year-old, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy to Jamaican parents, was shot dead earlier in the month while he was in his car in a parking lot in Deerfield Beach.

Onfroy was raised in South Florida. His first album was released when he was age 17. His second, released in March, hit the number one spot on the Billboard album chart. His single “Sad!”, which ironically was played at his public memorial, became the top song on the Billboard singles chart shortly after he was killed.

Up to press time one person had been arrested in connection with XXXTentacion’s death. Pompano Beach resident Dedrick Williams, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder. However, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said another person of interest was being sought.

Despite his success, XXXTentacion ran into trouble with the law. He was arrested and charged with beating his girlfriend. Yet his funeral last month suggested he had plenty public support. A public viewing of his body, held at the BB&T Center in South Florida, attracted hundreds of people.