Rapper Einar Shot and Killed at Young Age of 19
We are deeply saddened to inform you that a young rapper who played millions of shows on Spotify passed away on October 21, 2021. Einar was shot and killed at the young age of 19.
The 19-year-old rapper Einár was shot and killed in Hammarby, a small town south of Lake Hammarby, on Thursday night.
Stockholm police spokeswoman Carina Skagerlind said that steps had been taken to save the rapper’s life, but his life could not be saved.
It is said that two men were seen fleeing the shooting scene, and police searched for the suspect with the help of a helicopter.
At 10:50 a.m. Thursday night, police received a gunshot alert from Hammarby Nam Harbor in the town of Hammarby Lake.
Several patrols went to the scene and found a young man with a serious gunshot wound. The man was shot in the chest and head and suffered cardiac arrest.
The young man is recognized as the Swedish rapper Einár, whose full name is Nils Kurt Erik Einar Grönberg. Einar has performed millions of concerts on Spotify, and several hits are at the top of the list. He also won a Grammy Award.
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Einar Shot and Killed in Hammarby
Young Swedish rapper Einar was shot and killed on October 21 in Hammarby. Police confirmed his death at 12:45 a.m. and have started a preliminary investigation into the murder.
“The wounded man is a man who has died and has notified his relatives. The preliminary investigation of this murder has started, and the police continue their efforts at the crime scene,” the police confirmed at 00.45.
At night, the rapper’s photos began to spread on social media. Police did not share the identity of the murder victim and urged people not to share photos of crime victims.
“In general, what I can say is that sharing photos of crime victims is very inappropriate,” Carina Skagerlind said. At midnight, the entire area around the house where Einar lived was closed.
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Einar was born in September, 5, 2002, to actress Lena Nilsson. His first solo single, “Gucci / Duckar Popo,” got over a million streams on Spotify.
In February 2019, Einar’s second music single, “Katten I trakten,” topped at number one on the Swedish Singles Chart. The nest one, “Rör mig,” entered the Sverigetopplistan chart at number 3 in its first week of release in May 2019.
He released three studio albums: Första klass, Nummer 1, and Welcome to Sweden. The first two were released in 2019, while the third one was released in 2020 and peaked at number two on the Swedish Albums Chart.
Einar is Dead, Gang-Related Murder
While many fans can not believe the sad news and wonder if “Einar is dead or not,” media reports on Friday suggested that the incident could be gang-related.
The motive of the shooting has not been cleared, but the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported that Einar had received several threats recently.
“We are actively working to figure why it happened and who can be behind it,” Stockholm police spokeswoman Towe Hagg said.
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said: “It is a young life that has been lost, and I understand that he meant a lot to many young people. It’s tragic that another life has been lost.”
According to the Swedish public broadcaster SVT, the shooting was gang-related. Sweden has seen a rise in organized crime activity in the few years, and numerous gang-related shootings have happened in Stockholm, Goteborg, and Malmo.
At least 110 shootings have been recorded this year in Stockholm alone, and more than 21 people have been killed. In the entire country, 41 people, including Einar, have been killed, as the number of gun homicides almost trebled from 2012 to 2020.
The rapper shot to fame in 2019, when he was 16. After scoring several chart-topping hits, Einar was kidnapped by people linked with a criminal gang from Stockholm’s southern suburbs in 2020.
Many of the rapper’s songs reference life of crime, including weapons and drugs. He had feuds with rival artist Yasin, who was jailed for ten months for his role in a 2020 kidnapping of Einar.
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Reaction to Einar’s Death
Shortly after the heartbreaking news of Einar’s death was revealed, many friends and fans stated their condolences and paid poignant tributes to the great star.
“wow.. I just read that Einar, a Swedish rapper I’ve listened to a lot, was shot and killed. Same age as me, shit’s just crazy. rip,” Emil “nyhrox” Bergquist Pedersen wrote on Twitter.
“Swedish rapper Einár dies at the age of 19… got shot on open street in Hammarby, Sweden. F**k man, this world is horrible,” one Twitter user wrote.
Oh no! The rapper Einar that was gonna open on the Scandinavian tour was shot dead tonight.” another user tweeted.
Atozy said: “This news about Einar is messed up… 19 is way too soon to leave life. Rest in peace to one of Scandinavia’s most talented musicians.”
It is a difficult time for the rapper’s family and friends. Words cannot express our deep sorrow from the passing of the young artist, and we ask you all to keep Einar, his family, his friends, and all of his loved ones in your thoughts through this agonizing time.