ATLANTA, GA. (THECOUNT) — Atlanta rapper Lil Keed, a Young Thug protégé, has died. He was 24.

Keed, whose real name is Raqhid Jevon Render, died early Saturday. The sad news began circulating on social media early Saturday morning.


A cause of death was not provided.

Lil Gotit, Keed’s brother, confirmed the news on Instagram around 1:30 a.m. A rep for Lil Keed also confirmed to XXL that he has died. The late rapper’s cause of death is not known at this time. Keed was 24 years old when he passed, reports XXL.

“Can’t believe I seened u die today bro I did all my cries I know what u want me to do and that’s go hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisShitDown,” Gotit wrote in an Instagram post of a photo featuring himself and Keed.

In Gotit’s IG Story, he also included a note about his brother’s passing. “@lilkeed Whyyy bra whyyy u leave me bra,” he wrote, adding several smiling face with tear emojis along with a selfie.

News of Lil Keed’s death arrives several days after Young Thug, Gunna and other associates of YSL were hit with RICO charges. Young Thug and Gunna remain in jail after their bonds were denied.