Atlanta rapper R5 Homixide's sudden death leaves fans concerned about 'mental health'
Though the cause of death is still not confirmed, Homixide's fans have already taken to social media to share their thoughts
If the latest reports are to be believed, Atlanta rapper R5 Homixide's suicide caused his death on Monday, August 23, at the age of 24. The update was first tweeted by Rap Alert on Twitter and since then, many fans of the rapper have shared their thoughts and prayers for him.
On their Twitter page, Rap Alert wrote, "Atlanta rapper R5 Homixide has passed away after reportedly committing suicide. #RIP " Although there are no official reports confirming or denying if Homixide really died by suicide or not, many fans have already taken to social media to share their thoughts.
Just a month ago, in his interview with Lalaa, the rapper said: “My life is Grand Theft Auto every day, you might or might not make it home.” During the interview with Lalaa Shepard, Homixide spoke about himself as one of Atlanta's rising artists. During the sit-down, Homixide also reflected on beating a murder charge and several other cases, "coming up in Atlanta specifically Bankhead and the Eastside, transitioning to music from the streets and remaining independent, moving like a rapper, and the importance of self-belief".
"R5 Homixide has tragically passed away Our deepest condolences go out to his friends and family," one user wrote. Another user wrote, " just never know what ppl are going thru" One user wrote, "may he rest in power, i really hope he doesn’t have kids so they don’t have to deal with this pain… my condolences to his family." Yet another wrote along similar lines, "May his soul finally find peace. RIP Condolences to the family." Another wrote, "Mental health is serious Rest In Peace man "
R5 Homixide has tragically passed away 😢— STRAPPED! | Hip-Hop/Rap News (@STRAPPEDUS) August 23, 2021
Our deepest condolences go out to his friends and family 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SZ8zfZ8uo6
🙏🏽😩 just never know what ppl are going thru— Pretty Gangster 🌺 (@rvnhide) August 23, 2021
May his soul finally find peace. RIP🙏🏾🤍🕊Condolences to the family 🫂❤️🩹— 𝘳𝓲ᥴꫝ (@Rich_Kiyoshi) August 23, 2021
may he rest in power, i really hope he doesn’t have kids so they don’t have to deal with this pain… my condolences to his family— Roman (@Romanlewinskye) August 23, 2021
Mental health is serious Rest In Peace man 💔🕊 https://t.co/lqpOIbpM7a— Don Corbett (@_1richdon) August 24, 2021
Even people who had never heard of him shared their condolences. "This is my first time of hearing about him, but these situations are always so saddening. May his soul find rest," one user wrote.
🙏🏽🤍🕯This is my first time of hearing about him, but these situations are always so saddening💔. May his soul find rest🤍🙏🏽🕯— Kaaliyah666🍀 (@kaaliyah666) August 24, 2021
There were hundreds of responses, mostly from people who prayed Homixide's soul rest in peace. At the same time, the cause of death was also important and many asked what really happened.
Growing up in the Bankhead and the Eastside neighborhood of Atlanta, Homixide was just gaining an audience. Many people on social media pointed out how they had just started listening to his music. "Damn rip.. just started to get into his music," one user wrote.
Damn rip.. just started to get into his music— Uzi x Carti (@snippetville) August 23, 2021
Even though he was an up-and-coming rapper, he had a decent 2.57 subscribers on YouTube. However, his music videos got plenty of views - 'Chrome Heart', which was uploaded just three weeks ago was viewed 59K times. 'Lion Heart', uploaded a month ago, had 165K views. Some of his most popular tracks include 'Another Opp', 'Gang Business', 'Come Get Ya' and 'Can’t Hang'. Reports say that he had many unreleased songs that he was working on before his death.
Some Twitter users also claimed that Homixide had close ties with rapper Playboi Carti, but that isn't confirmed either. "Damn rip bruh, carti lost another one," one wrote. Another said, "rip praying for his family and carti "
Damn rip bruh, carti lost another one— I thought you wanted to dance (@Akie_5713) August 23, 2021
rip 💔— *^! v2 (@freepkcarti) August 23, 2021
praying for his family and carti 🙏🏾