DaBaby's Older Brother Glen Johnson Dies by Suicide

Sources say the rapper's brother, Glen Johnson, died on Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.


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DaBaby's family has suffered a tragic loss. 

Sources told TMZ the rapper's older brother Glen Johnson died by suicide Tuesday in their hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. The insiders claim Johnson died from a self-inflected gunshot wound to the head, shortly after he shared an Instagram video of him sitting in his car while holding a gun. TMZ reports the video showed a visibly upset Johnson speaking about the ways he's "been wronged," while crying.

The details of his struggles are unclear at this time. Johnson reportedly left behind three sons and a daughter.

After news of Johnson's death was reported, DaBaby referenced the tragedy on social media, sharing lyrics from his Kirk album track "Intro." 

"My brother be thinkin' that we don't love him and let him struggle/like we ain't family/Like I won't give up all I got to see you happy, n**ga/We shocked the world, everybody know what's happenin', n**ga," DaBaby rapped on the track.


Complex has reached out to Dababy's team regarding the report. We'll update this post as more information about Johnson's death becomes available.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat. If there is an immediate risk of self-harm, call 911.

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