Young rapper Hella Sketchy died at age 18 of an apparent overdose on Thursday.
“The tragic passing of Hella Sketchy is a devastating loss. He was an enormously creative, sensitive soul with a brilliant sense of humor,” APG / Atlantic Records confirmed in a statement on Friday. “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.”
The father of the rising SoundCloud artist, whose real name is Jacob Tyler Thureson, posted a series of tweets and photos announcing the devastating news.
“You are not supposed to go before your father or grandfather,” Erik Thureson tweeted alongside a photo of the three generations of men. “That’s not how this works. We have no words. We are so sad to share that Jacob Tyler Thureson passed away on June 27,2019 at 5:11 am.”
Erik wrote that “Jacob was…