How did Lil Durk's brother OTF DThang die? What was his cause of death?
23 June 2021, 17:38
News broke on Sunday (June 6) that Lil Durk's older brother OTF DThang passed away over the weekend.
Lil Durk's older brother OTF DThang was known as one of the top upcoming rappers in Chicago. Reports claimed that he sadly passed away on Sunday (June 6).
The 32-year-old rapper did not see as much commercial success as Lil Durk, but he had a strong passion for his art and his fans loved his music.
DThang is best known for his songs; Gzz Box, Bunny Hop, Caution, and Wilin 4 Respect.
The late rapper has over 11,800 listeners on Spotify. His Instagram account also boasts over 160,000.
Lil Durk's older brother OTF DThang's death sent shockwaves around the world. The rapper received heartfelt tributes from his friends, loved ones and fellow artists.
What was OTF DThang's cause of death?
On Sunday (June 6) a TMZ report confirmed that Lil Durk's older brother, OTF DThang passed away.
According to Cook County officials, DThang – real name Dontay Banks Jr. – was found deceased on the 7900 block of S. Loomis Blvd in Chicago.
There has been an assigned a case number for the investigation.
According to WGN9, DThang was shot outside of Club O in Harvey, Illinois at approximately 12:20 PM on Sunday (Jun 6).
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prior to the shooting, a police officer noticed a patron with a handgun at the club DThang was shot outside of.
In the midst of an altercation a police officer was shot. The officer was brought to the hospital and released in good condition.
On Sunday night, police responded to a shooting on the 100 Block, which is believed to have been in retaliation.
The victim, Sinica Price, was pronounced dead.
An autopsy still has to be done to figure out the cause and manner of death.
However, reports have claimed that DThang was shot in the head outside of a nightclub and died on the spot, alleged witnesses claim.
This is another tragedy to hit Durk's inner circle as he lost his label mate King Von after he was fatally shot last year.
Durk also lost a producer he worked closely called Turn Me Up Josh, who died not long after.
On Tuesday (Jun 22) the 'Backdoor' rapper publicly commented on his brother's passing for the first time.
He wrote: "Dthang lil brother 🗣" alongside a photo of them both.