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
“Shawty Lo, I really run Atlanta. Scarf round my neck, Gucci Bandannaaa!” #RIPShawtyLo pic.twitter.com/8mm3orXAC1
— Rah. (@thatguydream) September 21, 2016
When you heard those trumpets in the beginning, you just new what time it was #RIPShawtyLo pic.twitter.com/6gugjceDYa
— Bojack Hester (@BecomingGreater) September 21, 2016
#RIPShawtyLo ATL Legend prayers up for the family
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) September 21, 2016
Y’all just don’t know how iconic this pic is #RIPShawtyLo pic.twitter.com/rRIKwYHhpR
— William Sanchez (@BigMeechWS) September 21, 2016
Playing Laffy Taffy on repeat all day. #RIPShawtyLo pic.twitter.com/bZbWMIug73
— reggie (@1942bs) September 21, 2016
@hot1079atl sends our deepest condolences to the children and family of @ThatsShawtyLo who tragically passed today: https://t.co/vlMdhwZqRK pic.twitter.com/xN28KjPf2F
— 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.