Rapper Big Scarr has died at the age of 22, the Daily Wire reports.
The outlet reports that Scarr, whose real name was Alexander Woods, was officially pronounced dead on Thursday.
How did he die?
At the time of this writing, the official cause of Woods’s death has yet to be provided. The latest update from the authorities indicates that an investigation into Woods’s death is ongoing and that, so far, there have been no signs of foul play.
TMZ, however, has published a report citing Arthur Woods, the uncle of the rapper, as revealing that Alexander Woods died after overdosing on prescription pain medication.
“The up-and-coming rapper’s uncle, Arthur Woods, tells us Big Scarr overdosed Thursday on prescription pills at his girlfriend’s house in Memphis,” Tennessee, TMZ reports.
This, though, has yet to be confirmed by the authorities. Arthur Woods also revealed to TMZ that his nephew, despite only being 22, had experienced a number of “traumatic” incidents in his life.
He was just getting started
Woods’s music career was really only just getting going at the time of his death.
Woods had signed with Gucci Mane’s 1017 records – a leading record label in the rap music industry.
According to Rollin Stone, Gucci Mane himself was among those to pay an emotional tribute to Woods following the news of his death. “This hurt,” Gucci Mane wrote, adding, “I’m a miss you.”
Woods had also, just this year, been named to the 2022 XXL Freshman Class following his successful debut mixtape Big Grim Reaper. And, he was going to be a part of Key Glock’s upcoming North American tour.
Key Glock paid his own tribute to Woods, writing, “Lost for words. It’s deeper than rap . . . watched you become a ******* star.”
Too many deaths
According to the Daily Beast, Woods is not the first rapper from Memphis, Tennessee, to die recently.
The outlet reports:
[Woods is] the third Memphis rapper to die suddenly in the last year after Young Dolph and Snootie Wild were fatally shot in November 2021 and February 2022, respectively.