Atlanta rapper Rudolph Johnson, better known as Lil Marlo, is dead, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.
The medical examiner’s office confirmed to NBC News on Sunday morning that a deceased individual by the name of Rudolph Johnson was brought in during the last 24 hours after reports surfaced of the rapper’s death. Johnson was reportedly 27.
Cause of death has yet to be determined, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office.
The Atlanta Police Department confirmed that officers found a 30-year-old man who was shot in a vehicle on I-285 near the Benjamin E. Mays Drive overpass after responding to a call about an accident on Saturday night. Police did not confirm the man’s identity.
The department believed the driver was intentionally shot and the department’s homicide investigators are looking into the incident.
Johnson posted a series of photos and videos with his children on Father’s Day, with the caption “Thanks For Making Me Y’all Father I Wouldn’t Trade Y’all For Da World.”
Fans and fellow artists mourned Johnson’s death on social media, including his Quality Control Music label mate Lil Yachty, who said the two had been working on music together recently.
Someone shot video of the aftermath.
Lil Yachty broke the news Sunday morning, saying, “We just did a song a 4 this morning smh rip, brother.”
Johnson was an upcoming artist who emerged on the scene in 2017 with “2 Hard the Way,” a collaboration with his friend Lil Baby. The rapper recently released his album “1st and 3rd,” which he has been promoting on his Instagram profile.
Lil Marlo was signed to the Quality Control label and scored big with several songs, including “1st N 3rd,” “F****em” and “9 + Z6ne = 1’5.”
Marlo was in good company at QC … other artists include Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby and City Girls.
Marlo joined Quality Control in 2017 … you hear him on “The Load” with Lil Baby and Gucci Mane.
Lil Marlo was 30.
@nessly24k posted on twitter saying, “RIP MARLO FLY HIGH”
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