The death of the young Dolph gives rise to grief in the sports community

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 9: Rapper Young Dolph backstage during Day 1 of 2021 ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park on October 9, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Prince Williams / Wireimage)

Young Dolph died in Memphis on Wednesday at the age of 36. (Photo by Prince Williams / Wireimage)

The sports world mourns the loss of the rapper Young Dolph, who was shot and killed in a bakery in Memphis on Wednesday. He was 36 years old.

The Memphis-based rapper born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. had strong ties to the city and referred to it in the title of his 2016 studio debut “King of Memphis.”

According to Fox13, which first reported confirmation of his death with reference to law enforcement officials, Dolph went into Macedonia’s homemade cookies in southern Memphis to buy cookies on Wednesday afternoon. Store owner Maurice Hill told the news station that his employees told him that someone approached the store in a car, got out and shot Dolph while he was inside.

Memphis police confirmed on their Twitter account that a male victim died after a shooting at the scene and that there was no information available about a suspect.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland later issued a statement confirming Dolph’s death.

“Rap artist Young Dolph’s tragic death shot serves as yet another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings.” Strickland’s statement reads. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Dolph was reportedly a regular at the bakery. Fox13’s Dakarai Turner posted a video of the rapper buying cookies and showing support for the company last week.

The sports world mourns Young Dolph

Dolph’s music is popular in the sports scene, and athletes across American sports leagues paid tribute to the late rapper, who reportedly leaves behind his girlfriend Mia Jaye, a daughter and a son.

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