Fans are invited to say their final farewell to the young rapper Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion, at a memorial service in Florida.
XXXTentacion Public Memorial Details Announced
The event was announced using the controversial lyricist's official page on Instagram. According to the post, the memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at the Florida Panther's Stadium from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time.
All fans are welcome to come and pay tribute to the "SAD!" rapper. There will be no tickets or any admission fees at the door, reminded the post. However, cameras and phones will not be permitted entry.
"No cellular devices or cameras will be allowed," said the flyer. "Please leave them at home or in your vehicle. Any person found with any device of the sort will be immediately turned around at the gate or escorted out and will not be allowed back on the premises."
Since XXXTentacion unexpectedly died last week, fans of the SoundCloud artist has been mourning by streaming his songs and holding vigils in venues across the United States. There has, so far, been memorials to commemorate the life and career of the 20-year-old in Florida, at the site where he was killed, and in Los Angeles.
According to J. David Bogenschutz, the late rapper's lawyer, an open-casket viewing will be held at the memorial service.
XXXTentacion Murder: New Details Emerge
Days after the murder, the police has arrested a man named Dedrick D. Williams, 22 years old, for the fatal shooting of Onfroy outside a motorcycle dealership in Florida.
The New York Times reported that, based on evidence, the rapper arrived at Riva Motorsports at 3:30 p.m. with two friends. Two minutes later, the assailants — masked and armed — got down from their dark sports utility vehicle, followed Onfroy into the store, went back to their vehicle, and then moved the S.U.V. at the north gate of the parking lot.
Twenty minutes later, Onfroy tried to exit the premise in his BMW, but two masked men blocked his vehicle. Police reports said that the assailants got down from their car and "demanded property." There was a bit of a struggle before the young artist was shot and left for dead.
The men then took a designer bag from the BMW and drove away.
The police were able to identify the assailants by sending images from surveillance videos to patrol units. They also used Instagram and found the similar bright orange sandals that one of the shooters were wearing when they confronted Onfroy.
Williams is a tattoo artist who has ties to the local rap scene. He is currently being held without bond and is scheduled to appear before a criminal court this week.