Lil Durk’s brother, OTF DThang, has passed away after being shot and killed, according to reports.
The sad incident is said to have taken place outside of a Chicago nightclub and has been confirmed by several sources, including TMZ. Twitter user 147 Calboy first shared the news on the site when he posted, “R.I.P Dthang it’s was always love when ya saw me.”
DThang – real name Dontay Banks Jr. – was reportedly shot in the head and died on the spot. He was 32-years-old and also was a rapper like his younger sibling. His passing follows the recent death of producer Turn Me Up Josh, who had multiple credits on Lil Durk’s brand-new collaborative album, Voice of the Heroes.
The two deaths aren’t the only tragic incidents that Durk has had to deal with in the last year, with his close friend and member of his inner circle, King Von, shot and killed following an altercation in Atlanta last November. Durk’s cousin, OTF NuNu, was also shot and killed in broad daylight in Chicago back in 2014.
Last Friday, Lil Durk shared his joint album Voice of The Heroes alongside Lil Baby, and it is one of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2021, as two titans of the genre join forces.