Lil Loaded has passed away at age 20.
The Dallas-based rapper, whose legal name was Dashawn Robertson, died on Sunday (May 30), according to his lawyer. An official cause of death has not been determined, but an investigation is underway.
Loaded’s attorney, Ashkan Mehryari, believes his client took his own life. “Sadly, Mr. Robertson passed away earlier today as a result of a reported suicide,” Mehryari told TMZ.
In his last Instagram Story, Loaded shared a cryptic message. “Dear most high, please forgive me for my shortcomings and all of the times I’ve fell short of making you proud and being appreciative of the blessings that have been put in my life,” he wrote.
“I ask for entrance into your kingdom thru all of my mistakes I know you love all of your children and I’m ready for my heart and soul to join you.”
— raphousetv (@raphousetv2) May 31, 2021
Loaded was due in court on Tuesday for a hearing in a manslaughter case stemming from the October 2020 shooting of his best friend, 18-year-old Khalil Walker. He had been arrested in connection to the killing but was out on bond.
Lil Loaded landed a deal with Epic Records after his 2019 song “6locc 6a6y” become a viral hit, spawning a remix with NLE Choppa. The song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America last week, and he was only getting started.
“He had a very bright and promising music career ahead of him,” said Mehryari.