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We're very sad to report that Shawty Lo has passed away at the age of 40.
The Atlanta Constitution Journal reports that Lo, born Carlos Walker, died in a car accident in Atlanta Wednesday morning, September 21.
Lo was ejected from his white Audi when it went over a guardrail, hit two trees and burst into flames. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two passengers in the vehicle were injured. They were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
It was initially reported that Lo was the victim of a hit-and-run incident, but Fulton police spokeswoman, Cpl. Maureen Smith, told the Journal “it has been confirmed now that it was a single car accident,”
The Moultrie, Georgia native was the founder of the rap group D4L.
In 2008, Lo released his debut solo album titled "Units in the City," which spawned the hit records "Dey Know," "Dunn Dunn" and "Foolish."
50 Cent signed Lo and his D4L Records imprint to a joint venture deal with G-Unit Records in 2011. He released three mixtapes, "B.H.F. (Bankhead Forever)," "Million Dollar Man" and "I'm Da Man 4," during his three-year run with G-Unit.
Lo leaves behind 11 children.
We send our deepest condolences out to Shawty Lo's family and friends.