September 21, 2016
It’s a sad day for Atlanta and hip hop fans everywhere. Carlos Walker, also known as Shawty Lo, was killed this morning in a car crash in his hometown of Atlanta, reports Pitchfork. He was 40 years old.
Around 2am ET, Walker’s car crashed into a highway guardrail and then into multiple trees. He was ejected from his car that soon caught fire. Two surviving passengers were removed from the car and taken to the hospital.
Fans took to Twitter to quote some of his songs and talk about his legacy
— Rah. (@thatguydream) September 21, 2016
— Bojack Hester (@BecomingGreater) September 21, 2016
#RIPShawtyLo ATL Legend prayers up for the family
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) September 21, 2016
— William Sanchez (@BigMeechWS) September 21, 2016
— reggie (@1942bs) September 21, 2016
— Hot 1079 Atlanta (@hot1079atl) September 21, 2016
Shawty Lo’s legacy will forever live on. We will never forget the summer anthems he gave us.