Atlanta rapper Lil Marlo has died, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed to NBC News. While no cause of death had been confirmed, TMZ, which first reported the news, cites a police source as saying the MC, whose real name was Rudolph Johnson, was shot while driving. The medical examiner’s office said he was 30, although some reports say he was 27.
A rep for his label, Quality Control, confirmed the death.
Atlanta police confirmed to NBC that officers found a 30-year-old man who was shot in a vehicle on I-285 near the Benjamin E. Mays Drive overpass after responding to a call about an accident on Saturday night, although they did not confirm his identity. The rep said police believe the driver was intentionally shot and the department’s homicide investigators are looking into the incident.
Lil Yachty posted about the shooting early Sunday, writing on Instagram, “We just did a song a 4 this morning smh rip brother.”
We just did a song a 4 this morning smh rip brother @lilmarlo_1 😔
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Marlo was signed with powerhouse Atlanta label Quality Control — home to Yachty, Migos, Lil Baby, City Girls and others — and had released several singles.
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