Late Rapper XXXTentacion to Have Public Open Casket Memorial in Florida
XXXTentacion's funeral arrangements will offer fans a chance to say their final goodbyes.
The "Look at Me" rapper will be memorialized in his native Florida Wednesday (June 27) at Sunrise's BB&T Center, where an open casket viewing at the funeral rite will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., a rep confirmed to Entertainment Online Saturday (June 23).
No cellular devices or cameras will be allowed at the service.
On Monday, June 18, XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, was shot and killed during an apparent robbery in Deerfield Beach, Florida, when two armed men fired at the performer "after a brief struggle" as he was leaving a motorcycle shop before 4 p.m., escaping the scene in a dark-colored SUV.
Onfroy was subsequentially transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead just after 5:30 p.m. He was 20 years old.
A suspect in connection with the rapper's death, 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams, was arrested Wednesday (June 20) on charges of first-degree murder and violating his probation for car theft and operating a vehicle without a valid license.
Following Williams' arrest, it was implied by the musician's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, that XXXTentacion was expecting his first child.
Per a June 23 report by The New York Times, Williams and his accomplice may have trailed Onfroy throughout RIVA Motorsports store before approaching the "SAD!" emcee for his property. Using the store's surveillance footage, authorities were able to identify Williams by a pair of bright orange sandals which the 22-year-old had also been seen wearing on social media.
According to ET, the Broward County Sheriff's Office states detectives "are seeking additional suspects."