RAPPER Hella Sketchy has died at the age of 18 after an apparent drug overdose, according to his heartbroken dad.
The Soundcloud star, whose real name was Jacob Tyler Thureson, was put in a coma for 14 days before he passed away, his dad confirmed on Twitter.
Rapper Hella Sketchy has died at the age of 18 after an apparent drug overdose, according to his heartbroken dad[/caption]
The Soundcloud star, whose real name was Jacob Tyler Thureson, was put in a coma for 14 days before he passed away[/caption]
“Never in a million years would I have imagined that it would end like this,” the rapper’s dad Erik Thureson said.
“You are not supposed to go before your father or grandfather. That’s not supposed to happen. That’s not how this works. We have no words.”
He revealed that Jacob was found unresponsive on 13 June, but sadly passed away in hospital on Thursday.
“Jacob was found unresponsive on June 13th from an apparent drug overdose.
“He was revived and brought to the ER where he’s been in a coma for 14 days.”
Mr Thureson blamed his son’s tragic death on the opioid epidemic.
He wrote, “The conversation regarding drugs, depression, mental illness, social media, needs to be happening more openly without judgment and stigma. Jacob’s life was not and will not be in vain.”
The rising artist had released his self-titled debut album back in March.
Atlantic Records expressed their sadness at the loss, sharing the statement, “The tragic passing of Hella Sketchy is a devastating loss.
“He was an enormously creative, sensitive soul with a brilliant sense of humour.
“He was just beginning to show the world his talent and originality, and it’s heartbreaking that such a bright future has been cut short.
“Everyone at APG and Atlantic sends our deepest condolence to his family, friends and fans.”