Young Dolph’s family speaks a week after his death
Memphis, Tennessee – The family of rapper Young Dolph released a statement Wednesday, one week after he signed death by gunfire In the Memphis cookie store. You can read it below:
There are no words to adequately express the pain we feel as a family. The loss of Adolph, Dolph, Man-Man, changes our lives forever. And while we will take each day as it comes, we are relieved to know that he leaves a legacy that reflects his heart. The heart that was to his family. Heart was for people.
We are grateful for the outpouring of love. We are grateful that his divine commitment to showing kindness to the world has been recognized.
As a family, we have been blessed to call him our son, our nephew, our brother, our cousin, our partner, and our father. And now, we are honored to call him our angel. He always played a role.
The family statement also included a quote from author Rudyard Kipling:
“If you can converse with the public and preserve your virtues, or walk with kings – and not lose the common touch; if you could not be harmed by foes or loving friends; if all men reckon with you, but there are not many; if you could fill the minute unforgiving 60 seconds of running distance – yours the earth and all within it, and what’s more, you will be a man, my son.”
Adolph Thornton Jr. was raised. , better known as Young Dolph, is in south Memphis and comes home often. He was in town last week to help give Thanksgiving turkeys to the community and visit staff at a cancer center where several members of his family were receiving treatment.
A week after the tragedy, the memorial is still growing and so is the pain felt by the local community. Fans like Aja Washington come from all over the country to pay their respects to the Memphis artist.
“This is someone from our community, someone here helping us, Memphis and all he got is hate which is so sad but seeing the support he got was nice,” Washington said.
The memorial continues to grow and so is the pain felt by the local community.
“People would come here crying, people would come here screaming, people would come here saying they could feel his spirit. It was all sorts of things going on,” said community activist Frank Gotti.
Memphis police released photos of the two men they say were responsible for spraying Makeda cookies last Wednesday, killing Dolph while he was shopping inside.
So far, no arrests have been made and the police are still looking for information.