20-year-old Dallas rapper Lil Loaded is found dead at home a day before manslaughter for fatally shooting his best friend
- Lil Loaded, whose legal name is Dashawn Robertson, passed away Monday, the Dallas County medical examiner confirmed. No cause of death has been given
- Loaded was known for the 2019 hit 6locc 6a6y, which went gold last week
- Robertson was charged in February with manslaughter in shooting his friend Khalil Walker, 18,
- He was due to appear in court on Tuesday for a hearing
Rapper Lil Loaded passed away Monday at the age of 20, the Dallas County Medical Examiner has confirmed.
The star, whose official name is Dashawn Robertson, was charged with manslaughter for the death of his friend Khalil Walker, 18, in October 2020 and was due to appear in court on Tuesday for a hearing with an admonition, according to court records.
The coroner did not specify a cause of death, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Robertson is best known for his 2019 hit 6locc 6a6y which was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America last week.
Texas hip-hop artist Lil Loaded, whose official name is Dashawn Robertson, died at 8 p.m. Monday, officials confirmed. No cause of death has been given
Robertson was originally charged with murder in Walker’s murder, but was indicted in March on the lower charge of manslaughter.
His lawyer Ashkan Mehryari argued there was ‘no malice’ behind the shooting, according to the Morning news.
Mehryari told the Morning News that Wednesday’s hearing was just an admonition hearing and hadn’t harassed the rapper.
Robertson was charged with manslaughter in the death of his friend Khalil Walker, 18, in October 2020. Robertson was originally charged with murder in the murder, but was later charged on the lower charge
Robertson shot Walker in the stomach with a rifle, police reported, then drove his friend to hospital where he died of the injury.
Police said there was a video on Walker’s phone of Robertson shooting him.
Robertson turned himself in 15 days after the shooting and posted his mugshot on Instagram with the caption: ‘I appreciate all the support. They try to make you look guilty while still innocent.. we are going to get through this. Rip my brother love you’
While Robertson’s cause of death has not been disclosed, fans have started sharing screenshots of a disturbing message on Instagram that they say he recently posted.
It read: ‘Dear Most High, please forgive me for my shortcomings and all the times I failed to make you proud and grateful for the blessings that have been brought into my life, sometimes the lines between being solid and heartless are blurred. i want to thank you for how far i have come and the people you have put in my life to keep me grounded and humble through everything and i love each and every one of those people who are sincere for me i ask for entry into your kingdom through all my mistakes I know you love all your children and I’m ready for my heart and soul to join you.’
Robertson was also known for the songs Gang Unit and Link Up
It is not clear when the story was posted, XXL reported, but has since disappeared.
Lawyer Mehryari told: Dallas News that Robertson’s death was “very tragic” and unexpected.
He said: ‘He had a very nice and promising music career ahead of him’
Stanley Gabart, whose production company partnered with the star’s label, said: This kid was on the right track. He struggled with some things we wish we’d known about, and wished we could’ve intervened.’
On social media accounts of hip-hop fans, they expressed their condolences on the death.
Accounts of hip-hop fans took to Twitter to express their condolences
Dallas rapper Lil Loaded has reportedly passed away at the age of 20. RIP Lil Loaded,” Hip Hop Ties tweeted
RIP Lil Loaded RIP Turn Me Up Josh, Two tragic deaths have been reported today as 20-year-old Dallas rapper Lil Loaded and Houston producer Turn Me Up Josh have both passed away. Prayer for their friends and family at this difficult time,” wrote Hip Hop All Day.
“RIP LiL Loaded,” Polo G Fan Page tweeted
Dallas rapper Lil Loaded has passed away. RIP” Saycheese TV wrote.