Takeoff Murder: Coroner’s Report Details and Offset’s Subtle Tribute



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New details regarding Takeoff’s death have come to light as the artist continues to be mourned.

Takeoff, who rose to fame as one-third of the platinum-selling rap group Migos, was shot and killed early Tuesday at a private party in Houston, Texas.

He was 28 years old.

The Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office listed the manner of death as a homicide with “penetrating gunshot wounds to the head and torso in the arm” as the cause of his death.

A 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were also injured. sergeant. Michael Arrington of the Homicide Division told reporters Tuesday that they were both fine.

The shooting death of Takeoff, who was known as the quiet, low-key member of his band, which included his uncle Quavo, is the latest high-profile death of a hip hop artist.

His former bandmate and longtime friend Offset has not spoken publicly about Takeoff’s death, but on Wednesday he replaced the avatar on his verified Instagram account with a photo of Takeoff with a white heart.

A number of celebrities have paid tribute to the slain artist, including Drake, Gucci Mane, Machine Gun Kelly and Beyoncé, who replaced his site’s landing page with a photo of him.

Takeoff seemed aware of the potential danger that rappers sometimes face,

During a conversation on the recently aired “Drink Champs” podcast, he and Quavo spoke to hosts NORE and DJ EFN about their new album, “Only Built for Infinity Links.”

Discussions turned to the safety and murders of fellow Pop Smoke and PnB Rock artists. Takeoff said, “You have to be careful with social media now.”

“You have to watch what you post because even if you’re just trying to show off and show stuff to your fans, it’s the people who follow you and watch you who [have] bad intentions and don’t want the best for you. They look at your page and see you every day,” he said. “That’s why I don’t even really post like that, or if I do, I post after I leave the place. I post tomorrow or the day after and you think I’m at a place. But no, I’m in the cradle.

Authorities are asking witnesses to come forward and provide information in hopes of arresting the person(s) responsible.

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