Rapper Young Dolph fatally shot in Memphis cookie shop

Rapper Young Dolph fatally shot in Memphis cookie shop

US rapper Young Dolph fatally shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Memphis, officials have confirmed.

The 36-year-old musician was shot dead at a cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis on Wednesday.

His cousin told The Daily Memphian that the star had been visiting his sick aunt and was also set to hand out Thanksgiving turkeys, something he did every year.

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr, released his debut album in 2016 and racked up millions of video views on YouTube.

Other artists including Megan Thee Stallion and Chance The Rapper have paid tribute to the star.

Young Dolph fatally shot visiting Aunt

News of Young Dolph’s death was confirmed by Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland.

“The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it,” he said.

Local media said the artist was fatally shot while visiting the Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies store near the city’s airport just before 13:00 local time (19:00 GMT) on Wednesday.

Young Dolph Net worth

As of fall 2021, Young Dolph’s net worth is estimated to be $3.5 million. He was from Chicago and Dolph released his debut studio album, ‘King of Memphis‘, which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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