Early Wednesday morning 40-year old Carlos Walker, also known as rapper Shawty Lo, died in a one-car crash on I-285 in South Fulton County, Georgia. Walker, whose hit song “They Know (Dey Know)” was one of the top-ranked songs of 2008, was thrown from the vehicle he was driving and died at the scene of the crash. Two female passengers were taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
With Walker’s passing there was no shortage of reactions on social media, with a host of musicians and other celebrities offering their condolences. Among those who spoke on his death were Rick Ross, Raekwon, Future and Kid Ink.
Walker’s death was announced by his manager Wednesday morning.
Damn!!! I just woke up to some Bullshit News…RIP to a true Westside Atlanta Legend!!!!! You truly represented Bankhead to the fullest!!! My Heart goes out to his family,and his children as well. Even through our toughest times I must admit I was impressed,& kinda proud of how well you rep'd our hood,and how much you cared for it. It was a real relief to have someone else helping to lift Bankhead up & hold it there. Can't say enough about how much you meant to the city. Glad we matured beyond our trivial personal differences in time enough to have a laugh about it as neighbors. For those of us who were around & "in the mix" in the mid-late 90's,we know the "Legend of Lo" started waaaay before Music. We salute U G!!!! Rest easy,You'll truly be missed. #RIPShawtyLo #TrueAtlantaLegend
The social media accounts for Champs Sports and Swisher Sweets also sent out messages honoring the memory of Walker.
Shawty Lo’s 2007 hit single, “They Know (Dey Know)”