Migos Rapper Takeoff Dead at 28 After Shooting in Houston

Takeoff, who—along with Offset and Quavo—is one of the members of rap trio Migos, died in a fatal shooting in Houston on Nov. 1.

By Jess Cohen Nov 01, 2022 2:02 PMTags
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The Migos family has lost a beloved member.

Rapper Takeoff was killed in a fatal shooting in Houston early Nov. 1, his attorney confirmed. He was 28.

"Takeoff was not only a brilliant musical artist with unlimited talent but also a uniquely kind and gentle soul," attorney Drew Findling said in a statement to E! News. "He will be greatly missed now and always."

According to authorities, Takeoff—whose real name is Kirsnick Khari Ball—and his uncle Quavo were in attendance at a private party held at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston when the shooting took place. When Houston police arrived, a man was pronounced dead at the scene and two other victims were taken to local hospitals. Authorities have to yet to publicly name the deceased victim.

Quavo, 31, was not injured in the shooting, according to reports, and fellow Migos member Offset, 30, didn't appear to be in attendance at the party, as he shared footage of Cardi B and kids Kulture, 4, and Wave, 15 months, celebrating Halloween together earlier in the day.

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As news of Takeoff's passing emerged, many fans and fellow stars took to social media to mourn his death, including Kelly Rowland who wrote on Instagram Story that she's "keeping his family in my prayers!!!"

Lori Harvey also wrote on her Instagram Story, "This is so heartbreaking."

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Meanwhile, many are understandably still in disbelief over Takeoff's death. "Please tell me this is just a bad dream pleaseeeeeeee," Teyana Taylor wrote on Instagram. "I don't want to believe this lil bro please."

In one of his final social media posts hours before his death, Takeoff shared a photo of himself on Instagram Story set to Playboy Carti's song "Stop Breathing."