Young Dolph’s family makes their first public statement since the popular Memphis artist’s death.
In their statement via WREG, the family expressed their gratitude for the love fans have shown since the 36-year-old was shot dead in Memphis.
The statement comes via Dolph’s publicist:
“There are no words that adequately express the pain we feel as a family. Losing Adolph, Dolph, Man-Man, changes our lives forever. And while we will take each day as it comes, we are comforted in the knowledge that he leaves a legacy that reflects his heart. A heart that belonged to his family. A heart that was for the people.
“We are grateful for the outpouring of love. We are grateful that His divine obligation to show kindness to the world is recognized.
“As a family, we were blessed to call him our son, our cousin, our brother, our cousin, our partner, and our father. And now we have the honor of calling him our angel. A role he has always played.”
The family statement also included a quote from author Rudyard Kipling:
Young Dolph, whose first name is Adolph Thornton Junior, was murdered at Makeda’s Cookies last week. He was in town last week helping give away Thanksgiving turkeys in the community. He also had a visit with staff at a cancer center where several of his relatives were being treated.
Police are still looking for suspects in the case.
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