In Memoriam|

By Zoe Christen Jones, CBS News | Young Dolph was shot and killed in Tennessee on Wednesday, according to the Memphis Police Department. The rapper, born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was 36. “The preliminary information indicates that the victim is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr.,” the police department tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “However, this information will be confirmed once the identification process is completed.”

“This shooting is another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide,” the department added. “Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who are affected by this horrific act of violence.”

Officers responded to a shooting around 12:24 p.m. at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies, where a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not release any information about a possible suspect. Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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“The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it,” Mayor Jim Strickland tweeted Wednesday. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”
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Other Notable Musicians’ Deaths…

Sadly, more deaths from COVID. Please get vaccinated – not so much for you but for your loved ones – or for your co-workers or the people at church or… Truly may save your life – and theirs. If you want to know more about any of the musicians we lost this past week, please check out http://www.wikipedia.com

November 2021

17: Dave Frishberg, 88, American jazz musician; Theuns Jordaan, 50, South African
singer-songwriter, leukaemia; Young Dolph, 36, American rapper, shot.

16: Peer Mohammed, 75, Indian Mappila singer; Belinda Sykes, 55, British folk musician
(Joglaresa), cancer.

15: Heber Bartolome, 73, Filipino folk singer.

13: Philip Margo, 79, American musician (The Tokens); Greg Mayne, 67, American heavy metal bassist (Pentagram), lung cancer; Joe Siracusa, 99, American drummer (Spike Jones and His City Slickers) and music editor (The Transformers, The Incredible Hulk).

12: Lakshman Wijesekara, 73, Sri Lankan actor, singer and composer (Miss Jenis).

11: Per Aage Brandt, 77, Danish writer, linguist, and musician; Graeme Edge, 80, English Hall of Fame drummer (The Moody Blues), songwriter and poet, cancer; Mark Gillespie, Australian singer-songwriter; John Goodsall, 68, American-British rock guitarist (Atomic Rooster, Brand X); João Isidório, 29, Brazilian singer and politician, Bahia MLA (since 2019), drowned; Aga Mikolaj, 50, Polish operatic soprano, COVID-19.

10: Mike “Bones” Gersema, American drummer (L.A. Guns), liver failure; Margo Guryan, 84, American singer-songwriter (“Sunday Mornin'”) (death announced on this date); Spike Heatley, 88, British jazz double bassist; Miroslav Žbirka, 69, Slovak singer and songwriter (Modus), pneumonia.


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