Former D4L Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40

The Atlanta native was tragically killed in a single car accident early Wednesday morning.

According to Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta, and confirmed by his manager early this morning, veteran rapper Shawty Lo has been killed in a car accident.

Per a report by the Fulton County police, the crash occurred at approximately 2:20am on I-285 when a 2016 Audi, carrying Lo and two female passengers, crashed over a guardrail, hit several trees and caught fire. The 40-year-old, real name Carlos Walker, was ejected from the vehicle and died on scene. Both women were injured in the crash but were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Shawty Lo initially rose to fame in 2003, when his group D4L released pre-viral sensation and ringtone favorite "Laffy Taffy." Then in 2007, while venturing out on his own, Lo struck gold a second time with hit single "Dey Know," the lead record off his solo debut, Units in the City. The record peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart

Update: According to Fulton police spokeswoman Cpl. Maureen Smith, although the crash was initially described as a hit-and-run, “it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident.”


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