Medical examiner’s office determines Migos rapper Takeoff’s cause of death as a suicide, per reports. | Photo: Getty
Hip-hop artist Migos has died. The Brooklyn, N.Y., artist and producer passed away Friday in his sleep, the New York Daily News reports. According to the report, the cause of his death is believed to be a suicide. Migos had gained momentum in late 2017 as he released several major singles, including “Fade,” “Sober,” and “Drip on Me.”
On Friday, he was reportedly found on the floor of his apartment by his roommate on the morning that he was found dead. The Daily News reports that, according to people “with knowledge of the situation,” Migos had been drinking and taking drugs earlier in the day. An autopsy was performed by a New York City medical examiner, and the official cause of death reported as suicide.
“Migos was a very gifted artist who was beloved by many. His family has suffered unimaginable pain and loss, and we are reaching out to find out if anyone who was close to him is willing to share their thoughts and feelings,” his family members said in a statement to the Daily News. “We have no details of what happened in Migos’ world in the last days of his life, but we ask that you respect our privacy at this incredibly difficult time.”
Migos had been signed by Dreamcatcher Records after releasing his debut studio album, the critically acclaimed “Cult of Personality,” in 2016. During his time with Dreamcatcher, he also released two mixtapes, “The Documentary” and “My Philosophy.” In 2017, he was signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, where he released his fourth studio album, “Nipsey Hussle,” and two mixtapes, “The Black Market” and “The Black Market: The Story.”
Last year, Migos collaborated with Nipsey Hussle to create a song that received widespread attention, titled “Sober.” The song, which featured the lyrics “We know that you do you drugs/But you don’t have to do you drugs/You don’t have to do you drugs.” The song ended with the lyrics, which