Takeoff, a member of the rap group Migos, was killed on Tuesday (1 November) in Houston, Texas.
He was 28 years old, and his full name was Kirshnik Khari Ball.
Nearly 40 people were attending a private party at 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley in downtown Houston when police were called at approximately 2.34am local time (7.34am GMT) about a shooting.
Takeoff and his Migos bandmate Quavo were both in attendance. Quavo – real name Quavious Keyate Marshall – was not injured in the altercation. The third Migos member, Offset, was not present.
An argument emerged, reportedly after a game of dice, and shots were fired. Takeoff was pronounced dead at the scene.
His death has been mourned by industry figures and fans, with tributes for the late rapper pouring in on social media.
As of yet, no suspects have been arrested with Houston police chief Troy Finner calling on witnesses to “step up” with information about the shooting.