Rapper Snootie Wild has died aged 36 from the injuries sustained in a Houston shooting on Friday night (February 25).
Texas police have said that the Memphis rapper was shot in the neck and was found in a ditch by an SUV.
As reported by Deadline, police told local news outlets: “It looks like he backed in there [the ditch] accidentally. Then the other vehicle pulled up, and folks got out of the car.
“They were talking for a little bit, and then all of a sudden, gunfire went off. Only one shot, actually.”
According to Snootie’s Facebook page, the rapper did not die immediately after the shooting but was in fact “fighting for his life” until he passed away. It’s reported that he passed away hours after the shooting occured.
The post read: “Snootie is not DEAD! But he is fighting for his life. Out of respect for the family, please refrain from sharing anything that is not communicated through his official accounts. Thank you.”
Confirming the death of the rapper, a post was made to his Instagram account captioned: "Gone in body, but your NAME & LEGACY will live forever!"
Snootie, real name LePreston Porter, is the second Memphis rapper to have been shot and killed in the last few months alone. In November Young Dolph, who was also 36 years old at the time of passing, was shot dead in Memphis after making a trip to a bakery.
Snootie has received tributes from many, including other rappers, fans, writers and family members.
One fan commended the emotive nature of Snootie’s music and said: “Niggas killed Snootie Wild and idgaf bout yall WEIRD ass bitches that be sayin a celebrity death shouldnt hurt you. Brah when u listen to their ART and it relates to you, it hurts the same kuz yall will never get the chance to relate again. Rest in HEAVEN”
Niggas killed Snootie Wild and idgaf bout yall WEIRD ass bitches that be sayin a celebrity death shouldnt hurt you. Brah when u listen to their ART and it relates to you, it hurts the same kuz yall will never get the chance to relate again. Rest in HEAVEN— Opposite Of Lie (@iDontLieWFSC) February 26, 2022
Prayers up for that boy Snootie. 🙏🏾— FLOAT (@kcamp) February 26, 2022
sick to my stomach. rest in power my cousin 🕊 love live Snootie 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/M9t7kzTL5Y— rachy rach 🍭 (@rachelvjohnson) February 26, 2022
rest in peace to snootie wild, many a night were soundtracked by“yayo” and “made me” and more. thing about Memphis rap is, they craft unorthodox stars. it may not be billboard smashes but they have the clubs, the streets and beyond.— Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) February 27, 2022
Rest up SNOOTIE WILD‼️ #livenigga nigga kept me laughing 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) February 26, 2022