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Pop Smoke shot dead: 20-year-old rapper ‘killed in home robbery in California’

Pop Smoke's Cause of Death Revealed

Pop Smoke has been killed in a home invasion robbery, according to breaking reports.

The 20-year-old American rapper died after being shot by thugs wearing masks, TMZ claims.

The US site reports how the rising star was at his house in the Hollywood Hills in the early hours of Wednesday morning when two masked men broke in.

The men fired multiple shots, critically wounding Pop Smoke before fleeing on foot.

The rapper was reportedly rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was later pronounced dead.

A statement from the rapper’s record label Republic Records confirmed: “We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of @POPSMOKE10.

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans, as we mourn this loss together.”

Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, is best known for track Welcome to the Party, released in April last year, which became a viral hit and was remixed by Nicki Minaj and Skepta.