KayO Redd, an aspiring rapper following in his elder brother Waka Flocka Flame‘s footsteps, was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Dec. 29, according to TMZ. This news is especially heartbreaking as it comes on the heels of a tribute that Waka Flocka posted earlier today which featured KayO’s music.
Cause Of Death Reportedly Suicide For Waka Flocka Flame’s Brother, KayO Redd
While the report has yet to be confirmed, Henry County P.D. told the site that KayO was discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
This is not the first family member Waka Flocka has lost before their time — indeed, he also lost a brother in 2000 at the tender age of 13, according to his mother and manager, Debra Antney, in an interview with Vibe. Waka Flocka apparently blamed himself for his brother dying, after which he “flipped”. One can only hope that Waka Flocka will be able to draw strength from his friends and family during this difficult time.
Waka Flocka Flame’s Brother, KayO Redd, Dies Shortly After Starting His Rap Career
Shortly before KayO’s tragic death, he released a mixtape titled Redd Kisses, according to Rolling Stone.
With an autopsy forthcoming, we can only hope that KayO will soon be laid to rest and that he will be able to find peace.
Our continued thoughts and prayers for KayO’s friends and family.