Although XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Onfroy was initially taken to the hospital and spent some time in a coma, the Broward County Sheriff's Office confirmed on its official Twitter that he lost the fight and passed away shortly after.
He was later pronounced dead at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. "His second album "?" debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart when it was released in March.
DJ Kid Conrad added: 'Super sad to hear about @xxxtentacion passing at just 20 years old.
But much of his brief career has been mired in controversy.
The 20-year-old became the most popular artist in the genre known as SoundCloud Rap, defined by its languid, hazy beats and wide-ranging influences - comprising everything from hardcore hip-hop to grunge and indie. Investigators are still searching for the shooter (s), who they say may be driving a dark SUV.
As the industry reacts to the Onfroy's death, social media has been flooded by mixed reactions, given the artist's history of alleged domestic violence, armed home invasion, harassment and battery.