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The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings management have confirmed Lionel “Chinx” Pickens death, stating that he did, in fact, pass away this morning.
It is with a heavy heart that The Legion Media Group and 4 Kings Management announce the passing of Lionel "Chinx" Pickens this morning. He was 31. Few details are available about his passing but his management confirmed his passing this morning. The rapper from Queens, New York was a member of French Montana's Coke Boys. Chinx's dedication, humor and vision will always be remembered "Chinx was one of the most talented, professional, and determined rappers this industry had to offer," said Publicist Chanel Rae, "Further more, he was a friend." #RIPChinx #teamLegion
According to the latest, there was another victim who was shot multiple times in the torso and is currently at Jamaica Hospital in critical condition.
A Queens-born rapper was killed and another person wounded early Sunday after someone opened fire on a car in Queens.
The victim, shot multiple times in the torso, has been identified as 31-year old Lionel Pickens of Ozone Park, known as Chinx.
It happened just after 4 a.m. at Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive in Briarwood.
Police say the victims were driving a Porsche westbound on Queens Boulevard when a second vehicle pulled up to them at 84th Road, where a gunman from the second vehicle fired multiple rounds inside the first car, striking the driver and the other person.
The wounded person is in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital.
So far the police have found no motive. According to VladTV, Chinx was leaving a hookah lounge with Cokeboy Yemen when the shooting occurred.
Sources close to his camp say the rapper was leaving a hookah lounge with Cokeboy Yemen, and the two were driving around in Chinx’s Porsche when an assailant opened fire at the car, shooting Chinx five times (who was also on passenger side).Yemen, who was also shot, is expected to make it, but did suffer collapsed lungs.
We will continue to keep you updated.
Rapper Chinx Drugz was murdered in New York City at approximately 5 a.m. this morning, according to reports.
Though the details surrounding the 31-year-old Far Rockaway native’s death are not quite clear at this time, rumor is, Chinx was sitting in his car when he was shot and killed.
The shooting reportedly went down in Jamaica, Queens. Meek Mill took to Instagram just minutes ago:
This is exactly why I don't play in the streets ….. Chinx to French like Omelly to me! I tell @Omelly and my real day 1s get out that hood no matter what it cost or the circumstance! It's nothing that add up to losing ya life at a young age!!! Niggas killing niggas that's Tryna win! I got love for the people in the hood but I don't fuck wit the hood nomore! I dont agree with the rules, most of that shit stupid to me now because I learned and it has nothing to do with having money! Seeing shit like happen always make my heart cold and make me act in cold ways towards my own kind of people! I hate to see potential DIE!! REST WELL #CHINX WE GONE FUCKING MISS YOU!!!
We will continue to update you as more details emerge, but for now his loved ones remain in our prayers.
Shots were fired early this morning at Lil Wayne’s tour bus in Atlanta, TMZ reports. Wayne performed at Compound last night, and shortly after his two buses pulled away from the club, one of them was shot up. It been reported that no one was injured. Police are investigating the incident.
It’s unclear whether Wayne was on the bus that took fire. Other Young Money executives and artists, such as Lil Twist and Hood, were on the buses.
TORONTO – Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois & Bram fame has died. She was 78.
Her son David Lilienstein said she died Wednesday at home in Toronto surrounded by friends and family. She had a rare form of cancer, which was diagnosed last October.
“She knew it was happening, she was at peace with it, and she died very peacefully and not in pain,” he said. “The care that she received at home through the various providers was stupendous.”
Lilienstein, along with Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison, created the beloved series “The Elephant Show,” which ran from 1984 to 1989 on CBC. It also aired in the United States on Nickelodeon, where it was a consistent ratings draw.
Percy Sledge, the soul singer who took “When a Man Loves a Woman” to the top of the charts in 1966, died this morning at his Baton Rouge home. He was 73.
According to East Baton Rouge Parish coroner Dr. William “Beau” Clark, Sledge died of natural causes while under hospice care.
Prior to becoming a recording artist, Sledge worked as a hospital nurse. He caught his big break when he recorded “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Sledge took the track, his debut single, to number-one on both the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent two weeks at the summit, and on the Billboard R&B Chart, where it held the top spot for six weeks. The song also reached the Top 10 in the United Kingdom twice–going to number-four upon its original release and reaching #2 when it was re-released in 1987. The song found new life in the United States in 1991 when Michael Bolton’s cover of “When a Man Loves a Woman” topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Thursday will mark the 49th anniversary of the release of “When a Man Loves a Woman” as a single.
His other hits included “Warm and Tender Love” (Pop #17, R&B #5), “It Tears Me Up” (Pop #20, R&B #7), and “Take Time to Know Her” (Pop #11, R&B #6).
Even after his chart success fizzled, Sledge remained a fixture in the music industry, releasing albums and touring the United States to perform live in concert.
His contributions to the music industry earned him a number of awards, including a Blues Music Award, a Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, and induction into the Delta Music, Louisiana Music, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
“He was a wonderful guy in a terrible business,” said Steve Green with Artists International Management, Inc., the talent agency that represented Sledge. “He was truly a standout.”
Sledge is survived by his wife and children. Funeral arrangements are pending.