Shawty Lo Killed in Car Crash
Sad news out of Atlanta Wednesday morning (Sept. 21) as local NBC affiliate 11 Alive is reporting that Shawty Lo has died as a result of a car accident that took place around 2:20 a.m. While the incident was originally reported as a hit-and-run, police are now saying that the accident was a single car crash. "It has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident," Fulton police spokeswoman Cpl. Maureen Smith said.
According to WSB-TV 2, Lo's 2016 Audi crashed over a guardrail, hitting several trees and catching fire at the Cascade Road exit on the southbound I-285. Authorities say that Lo died at the scene after being ejected from the vehicle, with two others taken to the hospital. The crash occurred around 2:20 a.m after Shawty Lo left the Blue Flame nightclub.
Lo, real name Carlos Walker, was 40 years old and is survived by 11 children. He is perhaps best known for the 2007 single "Dey Know" which peaked at no. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and as a founding member of D4L, who rose to prominence in 2005 with their hit "Laffy Taffy." Lo last released “Put Some Respek on It” in late April, which was supposed to be featured on a forthcoming mixtape.
The news was confirmed by Lo's manager on Twitter early Wednesday morning. "My brother has passed he is no longer here but his spirit, his kind heart, and his music will live on Long live Shawty Lo King of Bankhead," he wrote. Additional tweets are included below, with all condolences extended to Lo's family and the friends who mourn his passing.
His manager Johnny Cabell also called in to The Breakfast Club today to talk with Envy, Charlamagne and Angela Yee about what happened. You can hear that below as well.
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