Nipsey Hussle died from gunshot wounds to both the head and torso after being shot dead outside of his Los Angeles clothing store on March 31, 2019.
Nipsey Hussle, 33, died from gunshot wounds of both the head and torso, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed last Monday. “Paramedics were called and [Hussle who was born Ermias Joseph Asghedom] was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m.,” the coroner said
California fans wishing to give Nipsey Hussle a proper goodbye will now have the chance to do so.
This coming Thursday, a Celebration of Life and Legacy ceremony will be held for Hussle, who was shot and killed outside of his Los Angeles clothing store last week. The memorial will be held at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles — a venue that holds 21,000 people.
“Join Us for the Celebration of the Life & Legacy of Nipsey Hussle,” wrote Hussle’s team on his Instagram page Monday, alongside a photo of the late rapper dressed in all-white with giant angel wings behind him.”
The Service, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., will be Free to California Residents.
with a maximum of four tickets being offered for each household.
Tickets were Available Beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m.
“Private Sources say there was a meeting Wednesday with Nipsey’s family and Head Honchos from Staples,” they wrote. “LAPD officials were also present in the meeting to help plan logistics & security for the event.” If true, there will be much work done as there is a Clippers game at the venue the evening prior.
Nipsey has been honored in many ways since he lost his life last Sunday, but yesterday’s “Unity Walk” was a defining event in L.A. history.
Gangs & Gangsters from various areas of Los Angeles including Watts, Compton, and Inglewood met up to walk the streets of Crenshaw and pay their respects to Nipsey Hussle.
“Nipsey was the first real LA. artist that was from L.A…not like Tupac who was from somewhere else and then L.A., and Biggie…,” community leader Big U said .”
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Eric Holder, 29, has since been charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a release from the Los Angeles County’s District Attorney’s Office.
On Thursday, he entered a plea of not guilty in court. The aspiring rapper could face a maximum sentence of life in state prison if convicted.
Holder has hired attorney Chris Darden, who famously was part of the prosecution team in O.J. Simpson’s murder trial, according to CBSLA.
In the time since his death, Hussle’s loved ones have spoken out about the tragic loss of the rapper and activist.
“Nipsey was somebody that believed in the process of hard work, determination and just the positivity of somebody staying in the area that he grew up in and making something out of nothing,” his brother Samiel Asghedom told ABC News.
“He was a role model to the community, to the kids, and to the mothers and the grandmothers and the community that watched him grow up and seen him as a youngster, a family man, a father, raising his kids,” he added.
Crenshaw and Slauson Intersection to be Named in Honor of Nipsey Hussle
The intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Slauson Avenue will be named Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom Square, in honor of the Grammy-nominated artist who was gunned down at his clothing store near the intersection.
Los Angeles City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson made the announcement Tuesday, noting that Hussle was a champion for the South L.A. historic Destination Crenshaw project.
Called “Nipsey Hussle: A Celebration of Life,” the three-hour event included stories from family members, a letter from President Obama, a performance from Stevie Wonder and a dance party to Hussle’s music.
There were representations of Christianity and Islam, as well as nods to Eritrea, where the rapper’s ancestors came from.