My1sttoday: Dallas rapper Lil Loaded “6locc 6a6y” dies at 20.
The 20-year-old, who had a viral hit in 2019 with his song “6locc 6a6y,” in summer 2019, has confirmed dead.
The rapper, real name Dashawn Robertson, was facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Khalil Walker in October last year.
Dallas Morning News reports that he had a hearing scheduled for Tuesday 1 June.
NBC reports that his attorney, Ashkan Mehryari, said Robertson died by suicide.
“He had a very bright and promising music career ahead of him,” he said.
An official with the Dallas County medical examiner’s office said that cause and manner of Robertson’s death had not yet been determined.
Fans became concerned for his welfare on Monday 31 May after he apparently posted a cryptic message on his Instagram story.
He had recently celebrated a milestone for “6locc 6a6y”, sharing the news with his fans that it had been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Stanley Gabart, whose production company worked with the record label, said the death of a young man who was so talented and full of joy came as a shock.
“This kid was on a great path,” he said, adding that he loved watching Robertson make music.
“He was struggling with some things we wish we would’ve known about, wish we could’ve intervened” and gotten to a different outcome, Gabart said.