Music personality MeMpHiTZ is paying respect to a longtime friend and protégé. The hip-hop entertainer has come forward to share footage from the funeral service of late St. Louis rap artist Huey.
Huey x R.I.P.
On Tuesday, MeMpH went to his social media pages with the crushing coverage. The clips featured family and friends gathered to remember Huey’s life.
“One of the saddest days Ever. I can’t unsee this. #HUEY we Love Yu LiL bro. Yu #Good Now. HiTz Committee Patna!” -MeMpHiTz’s Instagram
“My eyes are leaking G. We gon be ight tho. 🪐🤟🏽🖤” -MeMpHiTz’s Instagram
According to late June 2020 reports, a fatal attack took place just outside of the St. Louis area in Kinloch, Missouri. Huey made it to a local hospital but ultimately died from a gunshot wound.
The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. in the 8100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Kinloch. St. Louis County police identified the victim as 32-year-old Lawrence Franks Jr., who went by the stage name Huey. He was best known in the rap community for his 2006 debut single, “Pop, Lock & Drop It.” He was a native of Kinloch who lived in St. Louis. (STL Today)
Wait, There’s More
Huey wasn’t the only victim. Additional reports claim a man in his early 20’s also landed in the hospital from a gunshot wound.
Upon further investigation, police determined another victim a 21-year-old man of the same shooting had arrived at the Ferguson Police Department with a gunshot wound. He was taken to an area hospital and treated for his injuries. He is expected to survive. (Fox 2 Now)
Before You Go
After reports about his death went viral, people lit up their social media pages to remember Huey. His cousin also shared a throwback moment together and detailed the impact his death has already had on him.