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Funeral held for rapper Young Dolph who was fatally shot at Memphis bakery

The late rapper's private funeral was held in Memphis on Sunday

By Charlotte Krol

Young Dolph poses outside
Young Dolph. (Picture: Wikimedia commons/Slyguy1255)

A private funeral has been held for Young Dolph in Memphis, weeks after the rapper was shot and killed as he entered a bakery.

Dolph was laid to rest on Sunday (November 30) in a ceremony attended by friends and family. DJ Akademiks shared images of the programme, which included photos of his family and children.

A video was also shared on social media of Dolph’s casket being driven through the Tennessee city.

According to FOX13 Memphis, the rapper, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, was shot by two suspects who’d pulled up in a Mercedez Benz outside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies, jumped out of the car and opened fire.

Police have not made any arrests in connection with the incident.

Members of Dolph’s family said in a statement following his death [via Complex]: “There are no words that exist, that sufficiently express the pain we are feeling as a family. 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.

“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.”

Tributes were paid in the wake of Dolph’s death by rappers including Chance The Rapper and Megan The Stallion, the latter of whom wrote online: “I am sooo sick rn I am in disbelief! Praying for his family and friends ! Rest In Peace to my friend a true legend dolph.”

A memorial was recently established outside of the cookie shop where Dolph was murdered. A man was later shot at the site and taken to hospital in a non-critical condition.

Three people faced court earlier this week charged with aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless endangerment, theft and more in relation to the memorial shooting.