Tragedy has struck near our home since Lil durk once again, as his brother, OTF DThang, was reportedly shot and killed.
Details of the incident are scarce and contradictory at this time. The shooting was said to have taken place early Sunday morning (June 6). According to TMZ, DThang, born Dontay Banks Jr., was reportedly found dead near the 7900 block of S. Loomis Blvd. in Chicago.
There are other reports online that the incident took place outside of Club O in nearby Harvey, Ill. And DThang, 32, was shot in front of the club. and has since passed away. The news was first reported by the Instagram blog. @ChicagoMediaTakeout, which originally featured an article published by IG about a person shot at the club at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. In a follow-up post hours later, they identified DThang as the victim of gun violence and offered their condolences to Durk.
Soon after, members of the hip-hop community began to react to DThang’s death, including Calboy and Murda Beatz, both of whom posted “RIP DThang” on Twitter.
XXL has reached out to Lil Durk’s team, who have no comment on this at this time. We have also reached out to the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for comment. Durk and DThang were close and often seen together at events. Just last week, they attended a birthday party for Quality Control CEO Pierre “P” Thomas in Atlanta.
Earlier last month, DThang posted a photo of him and Durk, both dressed in costumes, and captioned the photo “We’ve come a long way from granny’s cradle #OTF @lildurk.” In the comments section, Durk wrote “Je t’aime fr.”
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This is the second time death has struck those around Durk in less than a year. Last November, Durk’s close friend and OTF artist King Von was shot dead in Atlanta following an altercation outside a downtown hookah lounge. In 2014, Durk’s 21-year-old cousin, OTF NuNu, was also shot in a daytime shooting in Chicago.
Sadly, several rappers have passed away this year. Here’s a look at all of the hip-hop artists who died in 2021.