“Bashar Jackson, better known as the rapper Pop Smoke, has died. He was 20 years old. The news was confirmed to NPR in a statement from Republic Records, a label Jackson had worked with.
“Jackson’s cause of death was not confirmed, though in a press conference today, LAPD Captain Steve Lurie said that “at 4:55 this morning,” LAPD officers received a phone call “from back east” that a house in the Hollywood Hills had been broken into, and that when officers arrived on the scene they discovered a shooting victim.
“The victim was then transported to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where they were pronounced dead.”
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