The Takeoff Murder: Coroner’s Report Details and Offset’s Subtle Tribute



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New details have been revealed about Takeoff’s death as the artist continues to be mourned.

Takeoff, who rose to fame as one-third of the platinum-selling rap group Migos, was shot and killed early Tuesday at a private party in Houston, Texas.

He was 28 years old.

The Harris County Coroner’s Office listed the manner of death as homicide with “penetrating gunshot wounds to the head and torso to the arm” as the cause of death.

A 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman were also injured. Sgt. Michael Arrington of the homicide division told reporters Tuesday that both were doing well.

The shooting death of Takeoff, who was known as the quiet and low-key member of his group, which included his uncle Quavo, is the latest high-profile death of a hip hop artist.

His former bandmate and longtime friend Offset has not spoken publicly about Takeoff’s death, but on Wednesday he changed the avatar on his verified Instagram account to a photo of Takeoff with a white heart.

Several celebrities have paid tribute to the slain artist, including Drake, Gucci Mane, Machine Gun Kelly and Beyoncé, who changed their site’s landing page to a photo of him.

Takeoff seemed aware of the potential danger rappers sometimes face,

During a conversation on the recently aired “Drink Champs” podcast, he and Quavo spoke with hosts NORE and DJ EFN about their new album, “Only Built for Infinity Links.”

The talk turned to security and the murders of fellow artists Pop Smoke and PnB Rock. Takeoff said: “Now you have to be careful with social media.”

“You have to watch what you post because even though you’re just trying to showcase and showcase your fans’ stuff, it’s the people who follow you and look at that. [have] bad intentions and I don’t want the best for you. They’re looking at your page and they see you every day,” he said. “That’s why I don’t even post like that, or if I do, I post after I leave the site. I post tomorrow or the day after and you think I’m somewhere. But no, I’m in the crib.”

Authorities are asking for witnesses to come forward and provide information in hopes of arresting the person(s) responsible.

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