Texas physician Lil Loaded, who won a successful HIV / AIDS campaign in 2019 and is facing a murder charge last year, died on Monday, officials said.
The doctor, whose real name was Dashawn Robertson, 20, had committed suicide, said his lawyer, Ashkan Mehryari.
An official at the Dallas County medical examiner's office said the cause and cause of death were not immediately clear.
Robertson's 2019 song "6locc 6a6y" has garnered over 28 million views and was awarded a gold certificate last week by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Stanley Gabart, whose production company worked with Robertson's record label, Epic, told The Dallas Morning News that his death was shocking.
"This child was on the right track," he said, adding: "She had a problem with some things we wish we had known about."
Court records show Robertson was charged with murder in connection with the shooting of Khalil Walker on October 25. A police report on the incident said the incident took place in a town southwest of the city of Dallas. When police arrived they were told that Walker, 18, had been taken to hospital.Public colleges in most states use debt collectors, piling costs onto students' debtsWalker was Robertson's best friend, The Morning News reported.
Robertson has been indicted this year on a less-than-perfect murder charge, allegedly for "negligence" that caused Walker's death, sources say.
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Walker was Robertson's best friend, reports The Morning News.
Mehryari did not respond to a request for comment. It was unclear whether Robertson had filed a lawsuit.
Last month, prosecutors called for Robertson's bond to be revoked after he was found in possession of marijuana, which violated his pre-trial release conditions.
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Walker was Robertson's best friend, The Morning News reported.
Mehryari did not respond to a request for comment about the charge. It was not clear whether Robertson had entered a plea.
Last month, prosecutors asked for Robertson's bond to be revoked after he tested positive for marijuana, a violation of the terms of his pretrial release.