Rapper Shawty Lo, whose real name was Carlos Walker, has died at the age of 40.
In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Walker, known for his hit “Dey Know," lost his life after he was involved in a car crash in Atlanta, 11 Alive reports. His Audi caught fire after hitting a guardrail and several trees.
Two women were reportedly in the car with Shawty Lo at the time of the crash but escaped without life-threatening injuries.
Radio personality Headkrack broke the news of Walker’s death, tweeting, "With deep regret I have to report this morning that #ShawtyLo has been killed in a hit and run accident.” Fulton police spokeswoman Maureen Smith corrected the report by confirming "it was a single-car accident.”
Manager Johnnie Cabbell took to Instagram to mourn his client's death, writing, "I am so so so devastated that words can not describe how I feel right now. Shawty Lo was not just my artist he was my Brother He was My Friend.”
I am so so so devastated that words can not describe how I feel right now. Shawty Lo was not just my artist he was my Brother He was My Friend. I have been Lo MGR for over 10yrs He was Loyal and he had my back when no one else did. I could count on him when I had no one else to turn to. We been thru so much together. If you knew Lo then you know he was genuine He was Real he would do anything he could if he had it. I Genuinely love this man like my blood brother. I Will Keep His Name Alive and and His Music !!!! Please Pray for Us The Whole D4L Family Lo Family His Mom His Kids His Children Mothers We need you all prayers and Support !!!!!!
Walker, who was also part of hip-hop group D4L, leaves behind 11 children.