Young Dolph’s death has sent shockwaves throughout the hip-hop community.
The Memphis rapper was gunned down outside a local cookie store in his hometown on Wednesday afternoon. He was 36 years old. A source says Dolph went into the store when a vehicle pulled up and opened fire, striking the rapper.
Following the tragic news, Dolph’s fans and peers took to social media to pay their respects to the “Case Closed” hitmaker.
Megan Thee Stallion, who collaborated with Dolph on “RNB,” was stunned over the death of her friend.
“I am sooo sick rn I am in disbelief! Praying for his family and friends ! Rest In Peace to my friend a true legend dolph,” she wrote.
I AM SOOO SICK RN I AM IN DISBELIEF! PRAYING FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS ! REST IN PEACE TO MY FRIEND A TRUE LEGEND DOLPH 🙏🏾
— TINA SNOW (@THEESTALLION) NOVEMBER 17, 2021
DAMN! THIS ONE HURT 😞
RIP DOLPH! 🙏🏾 🙏🏾
— QUAVOYRN (@QUAVOSTUNTIN) NOVEMBER 17, 2021
DAMN R.I.P DOLPH PRAYER FOR YA KIDS AND FAMILY SMH
— OFFSET (@OFFSETYRN) NOVEMBER 17, 2021
R. I.P. TO MY FRIEND DOLPH THIS BROKE MY HEART
— GUCCI MANE (@GUCCI1017) NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Chance the Rapper remembered the Chicago-born MC for his hustle and kindness. “God bless Dolph 🕊 Real independent Memphis rapper born in chicago. loved by millions of ppl. Always showed love everytime I seen him this is tragic God bless his family man,” he said.
GOD BLESS DOLPH 🕊 REAL INDEPENDENT MEMPHIS RAPPER BORN IN CHICAGO. LOVED BY MILLIONS OF PPL. ALWAYS SHOWED LOVE EVERYTIME I SEEN HIM THIS IS TRAGIC GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY MAN
— CHANCE THE RAPPER (@CHANCETHERAPPER) NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Others including Rick Ross, Lil Yachty, and LL Cool J also paid tribute to Dolph, who leaves behind a son and a daughter.
“Sending love to the family ,friends, & fans of @YoungDolph,” tweeted LL. “Rest in power young Brother. I pray your children and family are covered and lifted up by the almighty.”
SENDING LOVE TO THE FAMILY ,FRIENDS, & FANS OF @YOUNGDOLPH
REST IN POWER YOUNG BROTHER. I PRAY YOUR CHILDREN AND FAMILY ARE COVERED AND LIFTED UP BY THE ALMIGHTY.
— LLCOOLJ (@LLCOOLJ) NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Keke Palmer shared her support for Dolph’s wife and mother of his two kids, Mia Jaye, while remarking on the circumstances surrounding his death.
“The way folks moving these days seems unreal,” she said. “Instead of being inspired or uplifted by someone’s success there is nothing but jealousy and envy and this hurts me esp for our community.”
A close friend of the family, Monica, spoke with Dolph on FaceTime just the day before. “My heart is shattered,” she wrote in her emotional post. “I had no idea that last night would be the last time I saw your face! I told you , you were my brother & that’s how it will remain FOREVER!! #UntilWeMeetAgain To your Family & Your Wife & Children I am here!!”
See more of the touching tributes below.
DAMN MAN, ME AND DOLPH USED TO BE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS. SMH. RIP DOLPH.
— CONCRETE BOY BOAT (@LILYACHTY) NOVEMBER 17, 2021
IM HURT 😭😢💔💔 MY HOUSE LOVES DOLPH THIS ONE HITS HARD! PRAYING FOR HIS FAMILY AND ALL HIS LOVED ONES. HE WAS SO HUMBLE MAN THIS IS BULLSHIT
— BIA (@BIABIA) NOVEMBER 17, 2021
RIP DOLPH. SHIT SAD.
— THE GOAT (@THEGAME) NOVEMBER 17, 2021