Rapper Carlos “Shawty Lo” Walker died at age 40 in a fatal crash in the Atlanta area in the early hours of Wednesday, September 21.
The hip-hop artist was a member of the rap group D4L, which was best known for its 2005 hit “Laffy Taffy.”
He also had several well-known solo tracks, including the 2008 song “Dey Know.”
Fulton County police say the crash happened around 2:20 a.m. when the 2016 Audi that Walker was driving crashed over a guardrail, hit several trees and caught fire at the Cascade Road exit.
The police department says the 40-year-old was ejected and died at the scene.
Two women in the car were injured and taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
While it was originally called a hit-and-run,
“it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident,”
Fulton County police spokesperson Cpl. Maureen Smith told the Atlanta newspaper.
Walker’s official Twitter account confirmed the tragic news.
“My brother has passed he is no longer here but his spirit, his kind heart, and his music will live on Long live Shawty Lo King of Bankhead,”
The “Betcha Can’t Do It Like Me” performer is survived by 11 children, whom he shares with 10 women.