Celebrities and fans mourn the loss of rapper Nipsey Hussle

Posted at 7:09 AM, Apr 01, 2019
Nipsey Hussle mourners
Haitian-French actor Jimmy Jean-Louis and his daughter Jasmin, 16, gather around candles set up across from the clothing store of rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Hussle, the skilled and respected West Coast rapper who had a decade-long success with mixtapes but hit new heights with his Grammy-nominated major-label debut album in 2018, has died. He was 33. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Celebrities and fans are mourning the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle. The 33-year-old Grammy-nominated West Coast rapper was fatally shot Sunday afternoon outside the clothing store he owned in South Los Angeles.

Two other men were also shot and are in stable condition, one of them declined treatment. Police are still looking for the suspect.

Fans said Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was an inspiration and was active in his community.  He was known to give jobs to residents who were homeless or struggling to get by.

He was also scheduled to meet with the Los Angeles Police Chief on Monday to discuss ways to stop gang violence.

Hundreds of mourners came to the crime scene to pay tribute to the artist.

Hussle had previously teamed up with numerous successful artists, including Kendrick Lamar, Drake, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Meek Mill and Young Thug.