Boxing Icon, Who Was Present at Scene, Joins Mike Tyson, Michael Jordan’s NASCAR Driver, Drake, & Kylie Jenner in Mourning Tragic Death of Rapper Takeoff

Published 11/02/2022, 8:15 AM EDT

The hip-hop world woke up to the tragic news of the death of yet another young talent. Rapper ‘Takeoff’ who was one-third of the rap group Migos, lost his life in a fatal shooting incident. Meanwhile, multiple world title holder Shakur Stevenson recently joined the boxing world and other celebrities in offering condolences for his untimely demise.

Takeoff was with his uncle and Migos group member, Quavo, when the fatal incident took place. It was reported that the duo was playing dice at the 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston during the early hours of November 1, 2022. This was when an altercation broke out and someone opened fire. And, Takeoff, who was fatally hit, was pronounced dead on the scene.


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It is worth noting that Takeoff had posted a picture in front of the site barely hours before the incident. Conversely, Quavo escaped unhurt after the incident.

Meanwhile, Stevenson took to social media to offer condolences for Takeoff’s demise.

Another notable fact is that Stevenson was also present at the scene when the tragic incident took place.

Shakur Stevenson was not the only boxer who offered condolences

It can be said that Shakur Stevenson was not the only member of the boxing world who spoke up about Takeoff’s death. In fact, many notable names from the world of boxing took to social media to talk about the same.

Former world heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, mentioned that he was devastated to hear about Takeoff’s death. Moreover, he also stated that he had met the young rapper a few times.

Similarly, British boxing champion Chris Eubank Jr. also mentioned that Takeoff was a grounded and down-to-earth individual. And also added that drastic measures have to be taken to prevent the untimely deaths of young artists.

YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul also offered condolences on Takeoff’s death. While also advocating for the prevention of such incidents in the future.

Other notable names also pitched in

Many notable names from both the sports and entertainment industries took to social media to open up about Takeoff’s death.

NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace, reminisced about the time he met Takeoff. Notably, Wallace is a part of NBA legend, Michael Jordan‘s 23XI racing team.

Singer Drake posted a picture of himself performing with Takeoff. And also offered condolences in the caption.


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Socialite and media personality Khloe Kardashian showed solidarity with Takeoff’s family. Moreover, she also stated that such incidents should be stopped.

Similarly, in an Instagram story, Kylie Jenner also mentioned that she was shattered after the incident.


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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale