6 Dogs has passed away at the age of 21.
The Atlanta-based rapper, whose real name was Chase Amick, reportedly died by suicide on Tuesday morning (Jan. 26), according to the Daily Mail.
His fans and friends took to social media to mourn the tragic loss including producer Benny Blanco. “He may have been ur favorite rapper 6dogs… but to me he was one of the kindest, toe painting, star gazing, art making, day dreaming, thoughtful, warmest souls i had ever met… the way u made us laugh and the ridiculous stories u would tell…,” said Blanco, who signed 6 Dogs to his Made Love imprint via Interscope Records.
Yung Gravy also paid tribute to his late friend, sharing a photo of them together. “RIP Chase,” he tweeted. “Inspired me in so many ways and helped me grow as an artist and a person.”
Lil Aaron celebrated him as a “real underground legend,” adding, “made it all the way to benny blanco off of some internet rap songs. forever the goat.”
he may have been ur favorite rapper 6dogs… but to me he was one of the kindest, toe painting, star gazing, art making, day dreaming, thoughtful, warmest souls i had ever met… the way u made us laugh and the ridiculous stories u would tell… pic.twitter.com/F6ks9GudDD
— benny blanco (@ItsBennyBlanco) January 26, 2021
6 Dogs was a very spiritual person. My thoughts, prayers, and energy is with him and his family forever
— Masked Gorilla (@MaskedGorilla) January 26, 2021
rip 6 dogs. real underground legend. made it all the way to benny blanco off of some internet rap songs. forever the goat. 💚🕊
— lil aaron (@lilaaron911) January 26, 2021
Last summer, 6 Dogs revealed that he was diagnosed with coronavirus. “Just took a covid test and my results came back positive:/ I’m str8 just a pretty bad headache. I’m a healthy dood tho so I should b fine,” he tweeted.
According to Apple Music, 6 Dogs grew up in a religious household and secretly started rapping as a teenager before achieving internet fame after uploading his music to SoundCloud in 2016. Some of his viral songs included “Flossing,” “Saturn,” and his biggest hit “Faygo Dreams,” which racked up hundreds of millions of streams.
In 2018, he released his EP 6 Wolves, which was followed by his full-length project Hi-Hats & Heartaches in 2019. In November of last year, he announced that he was readying a new album.