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Migos rapper Takeoff died Tuesday morning outside a bowling alley in Houston, a representative confirmed. He was 28.

Takeoff, who went by the name Kirsnick Khari Ball, was part of Migos alongside Quavo and Offset. A representative for Migos, who was not authorized to speak publicly, confirmed to The Associated Press that Takeoff had died.

Police responded shortly after 2:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired at 810 Billiards & Bowling, where dozens of people had gathered on a balcony outside the third-floor bowling alley, police said. Upon arrival, law enforcement found one dead.

Security guards in the area heard gunfire but did not see who fired it, a police spokesman said. Two more people were injured and were taken to the hospital in private vehicles.

No arrests have been reported.

The Grammy-nominated rap trio from Georgia has scored 4 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including their multi-week No. 1 hit “Bad and Boujee” featuring Lil Uzi Vert. They released a trilogy of albums titled Culture, Culture II, and Culture III, with the first two albums reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

They won the 2018 ASCAP Vanguard Award for their streaming success with multi-platinum hits like “Motorsport (featuring Cardi B and Nicki Minaj),” “Stir Fry” and “Walk It Talk It.”

They also played a fictional version of themselves in an episode of the popular TV show Atlanta.

Offset, who is married to Cardi B, released a solo album in 2019, while Takeoff and Quavo released a joint album “Made Only for Infinite Links” last month.


Associated Press writers Juan A. Lozano in Houston and Jill Bleed in Little Rock, Arkansas contributed to this report.

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