Celebrities, community reacts to the death of Young Dolph

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Soon after Young Dolph was gunned down, killed at a South Memphis bakery, celebrities took to Twitter to share their shock about the news of the Memphis legend’s death.

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“As a people, we have to do better,” stated Penny Hardaway, coach of the men’s Memphis basketball team.


Gucci Mane called Young Dolph a close friend and said that his heart was broken by the tragic news.

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Deion Sanders also chimed in. The Hall-of-Fame NFL defensive back and Jackson State University head coach turned to faith to look for answers.

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Megan Thee Stallion paid respects to the rap legend and Memphis icon, saying the news made her sick and left her shocked.

Prentice Penny brought attention to the fact that the gun violence, already such a problem in Memphis, happened at a store that was founded as a place of hope.

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The Breakfast Club, an early morning radio show made up of DJ Envy, Angela Yee & Charlamagne Tha God along with LL Cool J also tweeted.


Rapper Rick Ross appeared to be left speechless, just calling for prayer.

Community members at the scene of the shooting were more vocal, however. A woman telling FOX13, “That was a brother. That was a father. That was a son. That was a nephew,” while calling for an end to the gun violence that has plagued Memphis streets and urging state leaders to reconsider the permitless carry gun law.

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray also took to Twitter, recalling Young Dolph’s days at Hamilton High School in Memphis and begging that this tragedy should be heard as a call for peace around the city.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland also took to Twitter, saying that the tragic death is a stark reminder of the violent crime plaguing the city.

Even the sports world is reacting to Young Dolph’s tragic death.

Councilman JB Smiley Jr., who is running for Tennessee Governor release statements via Twitter tonight.

More school officials are reacting to the news of the death of Young Dolph.

The City Council of Memphis is asking for prayers for a man that was well-loved within the city.

State Rep. London Lamar is on Twitter giving her respects to Young Dolph’s family.

Congressman Steve Cohen expressed remorse at what he called “another pointless death” in Memphis.

“I am saddened by another pointless death by gun violence in Memphis and express my condolences to all those who knew Young Dolph and who were fans of his music. Gun violence must be stopped, and young lives protected from such senseless violence. I remain a staunch advocate for reasonable reforms.”