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Shawty Lo dead: ‘Dey Know’ rapper, D4L member killed in hit-and-run at age 40



Shawty Lo

Shawty Lo

In this Monday, June 23, 2008 photo, Shawty Lo arrives at the 21st annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Rapper Shawty Lo is dead after a hit-and-run accident in Atlanta, according to reports. He was 40 years old.

“[Manager] Johnny Cabell has confirmed that @THATSSHAWTYLO has been killed in a hit and run accident this am. Real O.G. R.I.P. #zone1forlife,” Atlanta radio DJ Ryan Cameron wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

According to NBC affiliate 11 Alive, Shawty Lo was in a vehicle struck by another vehicle while on I-285 southbound at Cascade Road. The hip-hop star, whose real name is Carlos Walker, was in a car that hit two trees and caught on fire.

Authorities confirmed one person died after being ejected; the victim is now believed to be Walker. Two others were taken to the hospital with injuries.
Another vehicle fled the scene; no description has been given.
Other details, including a possible cause of the crash, have not been released. Shawty Lo’s official Instagram account last posted a video just before 2 a.m. showing himself drinking in a strip club.

His official Twitter account confirmed his death Wednesday morning.

Walker, a Georgia native, rose to fame as Shawty Lo in the 2000s as a member of the group D4L, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2006 with the single “Laffy Taffy.” Walker co-founded D4L Records in 2003 and received a “Rookie of the Year” BET Award in 2008 after his own solo hit “Dey Know” reached the top 10 on the rap charts.

In 2013, he was scheduled to star in a reality TV series called “All My Babies’ Mamas,” about Shawty Lo’s 11 children with 10 different mothers. Oxygen Media canceled the project after public criticism.