The singer and rapper Drake has died in hospital in South Carolina, his manager said Friday, the singer’s representative said.
The singer, born Drake Michael, was in a critical condition, according to his rep.
He was 57.
The cause of death is under investigation.
A representative for Drake said the singer was rushed to Memorial Hermann-Schaumburg Hospital after being found unconscious Friday morning, but he was later pronounced dead.
A GoFundMe page set up to help with funeral expenses had raised more than $100,000 in less than 24 hours.
Drake’s manager said the rapper suffered from heart disease.
“Gravely sorry to share the news of Drake Michael’s passing,” the manager said in a statement.
“Drake Michael was a very passionate and inspiring performer, and he was one of the most gifted and talented young men I have ever known.
“Our hearts go out to the family and his many friends.” “
Drake was born in South Africa to Drake, a Grammy-winning singer, and Tanya, an aspiring rapper. “
Our hearts go out to the family and his many friends.”
Drake was born in South Africa to Drake, a Grammy-winning singer, and Tanya, an aspiring rapper.
In 2013, Drake became the first African-American rapper to win a Grammy for a solo album.
He released his debut album, The Life of Pablo, in 2018.
He then continued to release albums on his own, including the mixtape The Life and Times of Future Bass, which was nominated for the Grammys in 2017.
His next release, a collaborative project with producer Rick Ross, was released in 2021.
In 2018, Drake also released his first solo album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
It featured the single “The Story of Us,” which became a viral sensation.
“We were really fortunate,” Drake said in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2018 about his breakthrough album.
“When I wrote the first song, I thought, ‘Oh, this is going to be great.’
And then it was.
And it was just a whole new thing, and it was a whole different universe.”
Drake and Tana recently released a collaborative album, Get Rich or Die Tryin, which also was nominated as a Grammy.
The two also co-produced the music video for “Dance” by the British pop singer-songwriter Justin Bieber.
“The only song I don’t love is ‘Get Rich or Dance,'” Bieber said in the video.
“But, for the most part, it’s just like, ‘Get in the car, get in the elevator, get out of the car.’ “