The official cause of Pop Smoke’s death has been released. It was a sorrowful week in Los Angeles when the news of Pop smoke’s death broke out. He was reportedly murdered the early morning of Wednesday, February 19th around 5AM.
cause of Pop Smoke’s death
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has released the official results of the late rapper’s autopsy on Friday, February 21st. The official reports revealed that Pop Smoke’s death was caused by a gunshot wound to the torso. The report indicates that he passed away while in the hospital and that his body has since been released to his family.
Latest reports state that four men broke into the home that Smoke was apparently renting in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles just before 5 a.m. and fatally shot the rapper before leaving. No one else was hurt in the break-in and it does not appear that the intruders stole anything from the residence.
The tragic incident is currently being investigated as gang-related, according to a report from local news outlet ABC 7. The report also states that LAPD authorities are also investigating whether the murder was motivated by Smoke’s recent arrest for allegedly stealing a Rolls-Royce Wraith that was loaned to him in Los Angeles. Following his arrest and subsequent release for the incident in January 2020, the rapper appeared on Angie Martinez’s radio show on New York’s Power 105.1 and maintained his innocence.
Pop Smoke was 20 years old when he died. His last project, Meet the Woo 2, was released just over a week before his passing. “Meet the Woo2” made an impressive debut at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 200 in its first week.