Was Fly Tatted murdered? 'Black Ink Crew' star's death was homicide not suicide, reveals castmate Ryan Henry

Ryan Henry shared that Fly's family and friends confirmed that his death was ruled a homicide

                            Was Fly Tatted murdered? 'Black Ink Crew' star's death was homicide not suicide, reveals castmate Ryan Henry
'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' star Fly Tatted died by homicide, says castmate Ryan Henry (Instagram/@fly_tatted1/@ryanhenrytattoo)

Reality show 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' contestant Fly Tatted, hose real name is  Elijah, died recently. Soon enough, fans of the show took to Twitter to express their grief over his death. Soon this grief took a turn as rumors spread on the Internet that the tattoo artist took his own life. But now, new information has surfaced surrounding the reality star's death. Fly's co-star Ryan Henry has since revealed that Tatted's manner of death is not what many are speculating.

He took to social media to say that Fly's death was homicide instead of suicide as he and others suggested before. "Due to early misinformation yesterday, it is confirmed by family and friends today that Elijah's 'Flytatted' death was ruled a homicide not suicide," Ryan wrote on his Instagram Story on Monday, February 8, 2021. He added, "Prayers to his family."


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Taking to his Instagram story, which has since expired, Ryan shared that he had confirmed with Elijah's family and friends that his death was ruled a homicide and not suicide. "#TSRUpdatez: #RyanHenry shares an update about the passing of #BlackInkCrewChicago castmate #FlyTatted. #Roomies, we will keep you updated as more information becomes available 🙏🏽 (Swipe for previous post )"


Earlier this week, Ryan had hinted that his castmate might have committed suicide while posting a tribute on his Instagram feed. At the same time, by sharing pictures of them together, Ryan express gried over losing a dear friend. "@fly_tatted1 ... I loved to see your growth, and I hated to see you fall with the weight on your shoulders, cuz you knew what you had to fight through," he wrote along with photos of him with Fly.


His original caption continued to read, "I hate how we ended when I believed in you to make it through your troubles and I had to turn my back for how bad it got... I still believed you was smarter than the streets and the lows of Suicide. Rest Well young fella. No more Pain. my condolences to your Family. Fly high lil Moe." Ever since the development in the story, he has since removed the parts which said "the lows of Suicide" and "No more Pain" from the post.

Fellow 'Black Ink Crew: Chicago' stars also shared their tributes on social media. Charmaine Bey also spoke of Fly’s death, writing, “I wish I woulda got you help young blood before it was too late.” She added, “Rip @fly_tatted1 so sorry I didn’t help you when it was obvious. I pray that all your worries, fears, and anything you was dealing with has been free’d from you. May you Rest In Peace.”


Chicago rapper Dreezy tweeted, “Mannn Rest Up to Fly Tatted! When both of my Bestfriends passed he tatted both their names on me. Damn near all my tats.” She added, “I’m hurt 😔.”


Fly Tatted was a recent addition to the show joining the cast of 'Black Ink' last season but was quick to win over the hearts of fans. According to reports, he was very transparent as a personality and often discussed his past. 

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