Shawty Lo Is Dead After Tragic Car Accident in Atlanta

Fans and celebrities are mourning the loss today.

Carlos Walker, best known as rapper Shawty Lo, is dead after a fatal car crash in Atlanta earlier this morning.

Authorities say Shawty Lo’s 2016 Audi went over a guardrail, hit multiple trees, and caught fire before the 40-year-old was ejected from the car. He died at the scene.

Two women were in the car as well. Their injuries were not life-threatening.

Shawty Lo’s manager released a statement on the rapper’s Twitter account.

Shawty Lo blew up during the mid-2000s and helped create the “snap music” craze when he helped found D4L. That group spawned hits like “Laffy Taffy” before Shawty found solo success with records like “Dey Know.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time. Thank you, Shawty Lo, for your contributions to the culture.

Celebrity fans and friends have been waking up to the tragic news and are mourning the loss, check out some heartfelt messages posted by the cast of Love & Hip Hop, 50 Cent, and more.

R.I.P @shawtylo_kob My Sincere Condolences to your family ???? #lifeistooshort

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Shit crazy ? RIP #ShawtyLo he leaves behind 11 kids man

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Hate makin these posts ? RIP LO @shawtylo_kob ??#respect

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Shawty Low R.I.P my condolences to his family, he had a lot of mouths to feed.

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Damn! Smfh!! Rip to a real one! Shawty Lo! ?????

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?? #RIP

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