MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon.
Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, Makeda’s Butter Cookies, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph, 36, walked into the store to buy cookies. Someone then drove up and then shot and killed him around 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the bakery in South Memphis.
The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. is well known in the Memphis community.
In 2016, he released his debut studio album, King of Memphis.
Check out social media reactions below.
Young Dolph has been shot and killed in Memphis pic.twitter.com/UJWPqNDm8M
— ❤️Ciara❤️ (@inlovewitcece) November 17, 2021
USA is a garbage country. Good music, films, technology besides this trash country.
— 3x (@3xcited) November 17, 2021
Rest In Peace dolph damn!!
— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) November 17, 2021
Gone too soon!! Homie was never in the mix 🤦🏾♂️
— Marc H. (@hennessypapi718) November 17, 2021
My first time hearing Dolph was on this vine.
— Langston Huge (Broncos 5-5) (@__Myleshigh) November 17, 2021
Bro juice WRLD was 21 when he died. Him and dolph were cousins. And dolph died 21 days before the date Juice died. Hmm 🤔 Nov 17th and he died Dec 8th
— WMjR™👑 (@WMjR23) November 17, 2021