Confirming the news of his passing and asking that the privacy of the late rapper's loved ones be respected during the ongoing investigation, the statement ends by saying information about his memorial service will be issued soon. Read the message in full below:
Jahseh Onfroy—known worldwide as XXXTentacion—tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida. It is with great sadness that the news is confirmed in this official statement by his team—manager Solomon Sobande, EMPIRE, Bob Celestin, Esq. and AKW PR.
In deference to his family, friends, and loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy be respected at this time.
XXXTentacion touched the lives of millions around the globe and will forever reside in the hearts of countless fans who listened to his music, attended his concerts, and felt the glow of his uncontainable, undeniable, and unique spirit.
News about memorial services to be issued forthcoming.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Florida announced they are currently offering an award of up to $3,000 for tips that might lead to the arrest of suspects in the investigation. "A big thank you to our social media community for the many tips we've received regarding the death of local rapper, XXXTentacion," the sheriff's office wrote on Twitter. If you have information, you can contact homicide detectives Walt Foster and John Curcio at (954) 321-4210. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact the Broward Crime Stoppers line at (954) 493-8477.
XXXTentacion's close friend and collaborator Ski Mask the Slump God also announced on his Instagram Stories Tuesday afternoon that he plans to take over the charity event X was planning on the day that he passed away. In a separate post, he told grieving fans, "You're not alone. We all are hurt. Talk to someone if you need to, there's no shame in it."
Since news of X's death broke on Monday afternoon, the hip-hop community has responded with an outpouring of messages remembering the late rapper. Artists like Kanye West, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Gucci Mane, Pusha-T, Lil Yachty, Lil Pump, Smokepurpp, Wifisfuneral, Diddy, Trippie Redd, Future, and more have mourned his death on social media.