One week after he was murdered, the family of Young Dolph is speaking out.
In a statement released Wednesday, they mourned the 36-year-old rapper and father of two, who was gunned down in his hometown of Memphis earlier this month. Following a poem from author Rudyard Kipling, the grieving family reflected on the enormous loss and the legacy Dolph leaves behind.
“There are no words that exist, that sufficiently express the pain we are feeling as a family,” they wrote. “Losing Adolph, Dolph, Man-Man, changes our lives forever. And while we will take each day as it comes, we are comforted in knowing that he leaves a legacy that reflects his heart. A heart that was for his family. A heart that was for the people.”
The statement continued, “We are grateful for the outpouring of love. We are grateful that his godly obligation to show kindness to the world is being acknowledged.”
“As a family, we were blessed to call him our son, our nephew, 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.”
Dolph’s friends and family have shared tributes, including Key Glock and Mia Jaye, the mother of his two children. Others including Monica, Rick Ross, and Gucci Mane also paid their respects on social media.
Dolph was killed when gunmen opened fire on him at a Memphis bakery on Nov. 17. Police are investigating the murder and have located the getaway vehicle that was spotted at the crime scene.