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A Buzz Behind Kendrick Lamar’s Cause of Death

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Suddenly, fans started spreading rumors about American rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar’s cause of death after unofficial sources reported that he probably passed away on October 30, 2022, at the age of 35.

May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones and we wish it is only a hoax and the young rapper is alive.

Rumors of the rapper’s possible death kicked off circulating on Sunday following a ‘R.I.P. Kendrick Lamar’ post on a Facebook page that drew about one million ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American rapper’s passing:

The post read, “At about 11 a.m. ET on Sunday (October 30, 2022), our beloved rapper Kendrick Lamar passed away. Kendrick Lamar was born on June 17, 1987, in Compton. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

Born in Compton, California on June 17, 1987, Kendrick Lamar was the son of a pair from Chicago. The artist was not in a gang himself, but he grew up near gang members; with his most intimate pals being Westside Piru Bloods and his dad, Kenny Duckworth, being a Gangster Disciple.

Lamar’s first name was given to him by his mom, Paula Oliver, in the glory of singer-songwriter Eddie Kendricks of The Temptations. He grew up on welfare and in Section 8 housing.

In 1995, when Lamar was only eight, he saw Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre film the music video for their music “California Love”, which became an influential moment in his life.

Beloved Kendrick attended McNair Elementary and Vanguard Learning Center in the Compton Unified School District when he was a child. He had confessed to being silent and shy in school, his mother confirmed he was a “loner” till seven. In 2005, Lamar was additionally educated at Centennial High School, where he graduated as a straight-A student.

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All About Kendrick Lamar’s Cause of Fake Death

Besides asking about Kendrick Lamar’s cause of death, several fans instantly began penning their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, showing their sorrow that the popular 35-year-old rapper was dead. And as expected, all was distraught over the death hoax.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about the news, though you can be sure that we are attempting our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

Although some trusting fans believed the post, others became immediately suspicious about the news, maybe remembering their lesson from the massive amount of fake passing news appearing about celebrities in recent years.

Some mentioned that the news had not been brought on any significant American network, showing that it was a fake report, as the death of rapper Kendrick Lamar would be the main news across networks as he is a famous one.

On Monday (October 31, 2022) the rapper’s representatives officially announced that Kendrick is still alive. “He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet,” they confirmed.

Some fans have shown outrage at the fake report stating it was irresponsible, painful, and heartbreaking to fans of the well-known rapper. Others say this indicates his extreme fame around the world.


About Kendrick Lamar’s Career

In 2012, Lamar signed a record contract with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, under the support of Interscope Records, and published his first major-label album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, bringing him widespread required credit and mainstream hit.

The artist’s third studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015), became his first album on the US Billboard 200 to gain number one place and was a huge essential success. The same year, with the remix of “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift, he lost his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100.

His next studio album, Damn (2017), witnessed resumed critical glory and mainstream victory. The album contained his second chart-topping single “Humble”, Kendrick Lamar’s first as a lead artist, and became the first non-classical and non-jazz project to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

The later rapper curated and director made the soundtrack album to the superhero movie Black Panther (2018). In 2022, after a four-year hiatus, he published his fifth studio album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, his last project with TDE, which complicated his critical fame and commercial success.

Lamar has sold more than 70 million records in the US only, and all of his studio albums have been licensed platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

He was awarded multiple accolades during his career, such as:

  • 14 Grammy Awards
  • a Primetime Emmy Award
  • two American Music Awards
  • six Billboard Music Awards
  • 11 MTV Video Music Awards
  • a Pulitzer Prize
  • a Brit Award
  • an Academy Award nomination
  • In 2012, MTV named him the Hottest MC in the Game on their annual list.

In 2015, he obtained the California State Senate’s Generational Icon Award. Time recognized him as one of the 100 most effective individuals in the world in 2016.

He was also itemized in Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2017. Three of his studio albums were contained in Rolling Stone’s 2020 ranking of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


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