Rapper Shawty Lo died last week after his 2016 Audi struck some trees, flipped, and then caught fire. Police report that he was ejected from the car. AJC.com reports that the investigator for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed the rapper died from “blunt force injury to the head.” The death was ruled as accidental.
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
— SHAWTY LO (@THATSSHAWTYLO) September 21, 2016
On September 30, the family had a public vigil for Shawty Lo, whose real name was Carlos Walker, so fans could get together and pay their last respects. Hundreds came out to say goodbye to the rapper throughout the day.
Hear the full report about Shawty Lo’s death including the 911 call here and coverage the day of the wake (video contains language NSFW).
The funeral service for Shawty Lo was October 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.
It was what happened next that was a little unorthodox.
It’s no secret that Shawty Lo loved stripped clubs. He was leaving the famous Blue Flame the day that the crash took his life.
His family decided to give him one last ride by the strip club and had the funeral procession stop in front of the strip club where fans were waiting.
Warning, video contains language NSFW.
The video just shows the funeral procession driving by the strip club, but there are rumors that Shawty Lo received his “last lap dance” by 3 of his favorite strippers who danced on top of the casket and even spilled gin on his body.
Details Emerge About Shawty Lo’s Death
The Georgia Department of Transportation states that Shawty Lo was hit by another vehicle and that’s what sent his car into the trees. Many sources, including the Syracuse Media Group, are saying the driver left the scene, making this a hit-and-run accident.
11-Alive News reported that Shawty Low was driving southbound on I-285 when his vehicle was struck near Cascade Road.
“Walker’s car hit two trees before catching on fire. Authorities say one person died after being ejected, and two others were transported to the hospital.”
WSBTV later reported that the accident was not a hit and run, but a single car accident, and Shawty Lo appeared to be the driver.
“After initially describing the accident as a hit-and-run, ‘it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident,’ Fulton police spokeswoman Cpl. Maureen Smith said. The accident happened when a white Audi went over a guardrail, hit two trees and burst into flames. The driver was ejected from the Audi and pronounced dead on the scene, Smith said. Two other people in the car were injured and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, she said.”
There are no reports on whether alcohol was a factor in the car crash the killed Shawty Lo. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 2:20 a.m.
The Moments Before Shawty Lo’s Death
Shawty Lo was partying at the Blue Flame strip club before getting on the road headed toward the crash that ended his life. He posted a few videos on his Instagram and he can be seen with a drink in his hand, smiling, with girls dancing in the background (Warning: Video NSFW).
Shawty Lo was there celebrating the birthday of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Yung Joc and seemed to have a great time. The last video that Shawty Lo posted was around 2 A.M. and he was pronounced dead when emergency workers arrived on the scene of his car accident just 20 minutes later. Yung Joc knew Lo since childhood, but didn’t get a chance to spend time with him that evening because the club was crowded with people. Yung Joc is mourning the loss of his friend, saying “It’s so sad that my boy gone but may his legacy live on. May God watch over his family and his kids. Real talk.”
Shawty Lo leaves behind 11 children.
[Featured Image by AP Photo/Matt Sayles]