Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, who was killed on the 31st of March 2019 died a mere 35 minutes after he was shot in front of his Los Angeles store.
According to TMZ who got a hold of the rapper’s death certificate, he was described as an artist and entrepreneur. It says he was never married at the time of his death and worked in the entertainment and real estate industries. He was also reported to have died at 3:55pm which was 35 minutes after his shooting.
Questions have been asked following the shooting from what was the motive of the shooter, to whether Nipsey could have been saved if he had been reached earlier.
The suspected shooter, Eric Holder, is already on trial with his lawyer, Chris Darden, facing serious backlash for representing Holder in the trial.
His brother who was one of the first on the scene had in an interview talked about Nipsey Hussle’s plans and dreams, claiming that it was mind-boggling that he was killed.
“He made something work in an area that was run-down, that people were scared to come to, and he turned it into a landmark,” he said.
“All races. Different states. Many countries. They all come to Crenshaw and Slauson. He was truly the people’s champ.
“It doesn’t make sense that somebody from the area, that just snuck up, and just talked to him and shook his hand minutes before,” he added. “It’s mind-boggling.”
Nipsey Hussle will have his burial at the Staples center in a ceremony that is expected to draw in thousands of mourners with tickets being given for free although this has caused some controversy with some people taking the opportunity to sell the tickets on ebay and other sites.
Nipsey Hussle was only 33 years old at the time of his death and had only released one studio album at the time.
His memorial is being held today 11th of April at 10am in Los Angeles. The two hour service will be held at the Staples Centre and followed by a procession from there through South Los Angeles.
Thousands of mourners and fans are expected to gather at the event The tickets to the 21,000 seats capacity Staples Centre memorial were claimed online within minutes of being made available. The memorial service is billed a “Celebration of life”.
Rest in Peace Nipsey Hussle.