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Fans Are Remembering XXXTentacion On The One-Year Anniversary Of His Death

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By Emily Reily

Today, June 18, is the one-year anniversary of XXXTentacion's death, and fans are marking the day with their memories of the rapper and songwriter.

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1. Rapper Was Shot To Death June 18, 2018

The rapper, 20, was shot to death in 2018 in a robbery at a car dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The suspects took a Louis Vuitton bag with $50,000 in it from XXXTentacion. The suspects in his death are still awaiting trial.

2. 'Look At Me' Went Platinum

XXXTentacion was born Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy on Jan. 23, 1998, in Plantation, Florida.

He initially received widespread acclaim for his debut single "Look At Me," which is now platinum. His album, 17, hit the number 2 spot on the U.S. Billboard 200 in 2017. It was later certified platinum in August 2018.

3. Bizarre Signs of His Untimely Death

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XXL Magazine shared one of XXXTentacion's last social media posts, which simply consists of a quick selfie video of the rapper. The camera then pans up to the car's sunroof. It's a mysterious image that portended his death a day later.

4. Fans Want Him Remembered Respectfully

People on social media also wanted to put out the message that though XXXTentacion was in trouble with the law often, including being charged with false imprisonment and assault on his pregnant girlfriend, it doesn't mean that people should continue to disparage him after his death:

"the disrespect to a young black man who has a child is disgusting no matter what you thought of him, his friends, his family, and his mum don't deserve to see that #RIPXXXTentacion," wrote @phoebeacton4.

Earlier this year, his name was left off the Grammys' live "In Memoriam" portion for his "history of domestic violence," though he was included on the Recording Academy's online posting.

5. XXXTentacion's Estate Sued

This video, of XXXTentacion performing "Look At Me" at the Rolling Loud festival in 2018, was just posted today.

That song is another controversy in XXXTentacion's career. Complex reported several months ago that XXXTentacion's estate had been sued by Jimmy Duval, who helped produce the 2015 song, and who says he's owed $1 million for his work on the hit.

6. Singer Wanted To Make Kids 'Happy'

In this video, XXXTentacion wanted to let people know that if he were to die in some kind of violent way, he just wanted to know that it wasn't all in vain.

It was a dark foreshadowing of his shooting death.

"Worst thing comes to worst, I f--kin die a tragic death or some s--t, and I'm not able to see out my dreams, I at least wanna know that the kids perceive my message and were able to make something of themselves.... If I'm gonna die or ever be a sacrifice, I wanna make sure that my life made at least 5 million kids happy," he says in the video.

7. Fans Pour Out Heartfelt Messages To the Rapper

Fan tributes have posted how the rapper inspired them and was an huge influence on rap, regardless of the negative press he received while he was alive.

"R.I.P. to this young legend, to an amazing artist, one of the most influential, imperfectly perfect person, brother, son, friend, Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, aka XXXTentacion, as we remember this day of a year since your passing. Rest well brother.

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