Is Lil Wayne dead? Reports of rapper’s death surfacing on Internet

By StaffRYOT News March 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm
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Latest Update from the Associated Press:

Lil Wayne has been hospitalized, but according to his camp and his official Twitter account — he’s OK.

The multiplatinum rapper was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Friday and reps confirmed he was “recovering.” He apparently tweeted to his fans from his official account on Friday night: “I’m good everybody. Thx for the prayers and love.”

A person close to the superstar’s camp who asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter confirmed to The Associated Press that Lil Wayne had a seizure. He has a history of seizures in recent years that have led to previous hospital visits.

While there were some reports that Lil Wayne was fighting for his life, members of his Young Money camp denied it on Twitter.

Before the tweet from Lil Wayne’s account, rapper Mack Maine tweeted: “Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game…thanks for the prayers and concern. he will update you all soon.”

Rapper Birdman, Lil Wayne’s mentor, also downplayed reports that Lil Wayne was in grave condition, tweeting: My son is in good spirit..feelin much betta…be home soon.”

The 30-year-old New Orleans native, whose given name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is one of the biggest stars of not only his genre but in all music. He’s due to release his 10th album, “I Am Not a Human Being,” on March 26.

 

UPDATE: According to a tweet from Lil Wayne’s Twitter account, he’s OK:

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EARLIER STORY:

A flurry of reports on Twitter and across the Internet claim that rapper Lil Wayne has died after a “Sizzurp” overdose (cough syrup, which contains codeine).

According to TMZ, family members and fellow rap artists are at Lil Wayne’s bedside at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. TMZ reports his mother is flying to Los Angeles. The gossip site also reported that he was being prepared for last rites.

Today’s events come after he was rushed to the hospital after experiences multiple seizures on Tuesday while shooting Nicki Minaj’s High School music video. He was released the next morning and was apparently in better health, but returned to the hospital Friday morning after his bodyguard discovered him unconscious.

Making the matter even more confusing, Billboard is reporting that friends and family members are tweeting that Lil Wayne is alive and well.

Here are some tweets from his friend, Mack Maine:

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Another tweet, from his friend Birdman of Cash Money records:

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RYOT NOTE: We’re keeping a close watch on this story. In the meantime, check out The Partnership for a Drug Free America.

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