Dallas rapper Lil Loaded has died at the age of 20, his attorney confirmed.
Ashkan Mehryari, an attorney for the rapper–real name Dashawn Robertson, confirmed his passing in an email to Billboard on Monday night, May 31. He said the death was a result of suicide.
Lil Loaded was known for the hit track “6locc 6a6y,” which dropped back in 2019. Just last week, the viral song was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
“Dopest fanbase on earth,” he wrote on May 27 in his last post on Instagram, proudly sharing the news about “6locc 6a6y” being certified gold.
Last year, Robertson had been arrested on a murder charge in connection to the shooting of 18-year-old Khalil Walker.
According to the Dallas Morning News, he was indicted on a lesser charge of manslaughter in February.
15 days after the shooting occurred, Loaded turned himself in to authorities. At the time, the burgeoning rapper still maintained his innocence, sharing a picture of his mugshot on Instagram and telling fans that he appreciated their support.
“They try to make u look guilty wen u innocent regardless .. we going to get pass this. Rip my brother love u.”
At the time, his attorney told the local news outlet that the two were friends and the incident involved “no malice.”
Lil Loaded started rapping just two years ago at age 18, making his mark quickly with “6locc 6a6y,” with its official video on YouTube being viewed almost 29 million times. The rapper’s attorney Ashkan Mehryari told The Dallas Morning News that “he had a very bright and promising music career ahead of him.”
Rest In Peace, Dashawn Robertson.