Takeoff, the third rapper in the group Migos, along with Quavo and Offset, has passed away, according to TMZ. Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot to death at 2.30 a.m. in Houston at a bowling alley where he and Quavo were playing dice. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene. Two further visitors were shot on the property and sent to the hospital. Quavo escaped injury. Along with Quavo and Offset, the Georgia rapper was renowned for producing singles like Versace and Bad and Boujee. Friends and admirers of the late rapper paid tribute to him on Twitter
RIP Takeoff 💔
— SAINT (@saint) November 1, 2022
. Boxer Chris Eubank Jr. stated, “I remember Takeoff being a very down-to-earth, cool man. I can’t believe I have to repeat this, but something needs to happen in the industry since another young black celebrity was murdered without cause.
I remember @1YoungTakeoff being a very down to earth, cool dude. Cant believe I’m having to say this again about another young black star being killed for no reason, something really has to change in the industry, it’s sickening how easy & often people are dying. RIP Takeoff pic.twitter.com/VBguVkzBJ7
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) November 1, 2022
No Jumper @nojumper wrote, RIP #TakeOff 🙏🏾 He was shot and killed over a dice game in Houston early this morning. He was 28.
— No Jumper (@nojumper) November 1, 2022
Adin Ross of Twitch wrote, “Rest in peace to Takeoff, I just spoke to him too.” “I’m shocked right now; it’s unbelievable. I beg God to make it phoney. This isn’t fair, man, what the heck.
Rest in peace to takeoff I just spoke to him too … I’m in shock right now, I can’t believe it. I pray to god it’s fake. This shit just isn’t fair bro wtf
— adin (@adinross) November 1, 2022
In 1994, Takeoff was conceived in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In 2008, he started rapping alongside Quavo and Offset, who were his uncle and cousin, as the group Polo Club. The group’s debut mixtape as Migos, Juug Season, was released in 2011. Versace, the group Migos’ first widely popular track, was released in 2013. The song was important for popularising the triplet flow, which is Migos’ trademark rapid-fire cadence, inside current rap. Drake, a Toronto rapper, later remixed the song, and the three members of the trio would go on to work together frequently. (tvacute.com)