SUNRISE, Fla. - A major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN), who was shot and killed this week.
The family of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy announced Saturday that a memorial will be held next Wednesday at BB&T Center, a 20,000 seat arena that is home to hockey's Florida Panthers.
A flyer posted to XXXTentacion's Instagram page invites fans to "come say your final goodbye." The flyer also urged fans not to bring mobile phones and cameras to the memorial.
The rapper was fatally shot in his BMW as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach on Monday. A 22-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday and charged with murder.
Since his death, fans have gathered at the scene of the shooting in Deerfield Beach, leaving behind candles and other mementos. Hundreds came out on Tuesday night for a vigil.
XXXTentacion, who sported dreadlocks and facial tattoos, had his second album reach No. 1 in March and had a top 10 hit with "Sad!"
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