Rapper Young Capone — a protégé of Jermaine Dupri also known as Dopeboy Ra and RaRa — has died after reportedly going missing last month. He was 35.
His publicist, Aleesha Carter, announced his death Tuesday on Instagram, but she did not share a cause of death.
“This is with a heavy heavy heart that I’m even posting this. We made magic when we strategically put out projects, always,” her post began.
She continued: “Young Capone aka Dopeboy Ra aka Rara was one of my first Hip Hop/ Rap clients, and I can’t believe the news I just got of his unexpected passing.”
“A friend…a client and just huge in East Atlanta. This is not the easiest post at all. Rest easy, RIP,” her statement read.
Capone, whose legal name is Rodriguez Smith, was apparently reported missing in Chicago in July.
It’s unclear if he was found before his death.
Dupri, meanwhile, acknowledged Capone’s death on Instagram, captioning a photo of the late rapper with four white dove emojis.
The East Atlanta native released his album “Tha Life of a Youngsta” in 2010, then “Paper and Politics” a year later.
He was a part of T.I.’s Hustle Gang hip-hop collective, appearing on their 2017 album “We Want Smoke.”
Capone released his final album, “SlumMade 2.0,” in December.