Prominent figures from the music world and beyond are expressing shock and sadness at the shooting death of 20-year-old rap breakout XXXTentacion earlier today.
XXX was considered a "legend" by many, as Twitter continued to be flooded with emotional tributes and condolences regarding the rapper's death. J. Cole called him an "enormous talent" with "limitless potential". "I appreciate and love all of you and I believe in you all, do not let your depression make you, do not let your body define your soul, let your soul define your body". "You were a true artist ..."
He has had numerous arrests in South Florida, beginning when he was a juvenile and he is now awaiting trial for a domestic violence incident involving his pregnant girlfriend.
Louis Theroux was among the first to pay tribute to XXXTentacion, writing on Twitter: "Notwithstanding personal demons, he was a huge talent and bringing a attractive new feel to hip hop".
XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was technically on house arrest, but permitted by a judge to travel on tour.
Spotify last month singled out XXXTentacion as part of a policy not to promote songs by artists known for "harmful or hateful" behaviour, but the leading streaming service backed down after charges that it had overstepped its role.
The late 20 year old had been charged with domestic battery, aggravated battery of a pregnant female as well as false imprisonment.
"Women may see or feel that they're belittled, but you're only belittled if you want to be belittled", he said."[Hillary Clinton] ran [for president] and she wasn't killed for it. His mother would buy him clothes, phones and other gifts.
Video footage taken at the scene was shared via social media and showed his body slumped in the driver's seat of a sports vehicle as a bystander attempted to take his pulse.