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Justin Bieber leads tributes to rapper and former housemate Chris King after death aged 32-Josie Copson-Entertainment – Metro

He died age 30.

Justin Bieber leads tributes to rapper and former housemate Chris King after death aged 32-Josie Copson-Entertainment – Metro

Chris King lived with Justin Bieber around 10 years ago (Picture: Chris King / Instagram)

Justin Bieber has paid tribute to rapper Chris King, who died aged 32.

The singer shared a video of the pair hugging in December captured in Los Angeles, that was originally posted on his friend’s Instagram.

‘Love you bro. This one hurts,’ wrote Bieber.

‘Please keep his family in your prayers. See you in paradise brother.’

Californian King, real name Christopher Cheeks, previously revealed that he’d lived in Bieber’s home for around a year and a half almost a decade ago.

‘Glad some people never change no matter what. All love, forever extended family,’ King said of Bieber in 2023.

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Bieber said ‘See you in paradise’ (Picture: Justin Bieber / Instagram)

Trippie Redd, who collaborated with King on songs including U Deserve It (Visualizer) and Can You Rap Like Me, also used social media to remember his friend.

‘I am so hurt rn I can’t even think I love you bro come back!!!!!’ he began.

‘I can’t catch a break.’

Later, Redd posted two more photos with King on stage: ‘Original 1400 I love you until we meet again twin!

Trippe said he would not be in his position without King (Picture: Instagram/Trippe Redd)

‘I would not be where I am today without @whoischrisking he introduced me to @elliotgrainge & @milothelight and he had the best energy always he had so manny friends and it shows I love you guys for supporting one of my best friends ever my brother.’

The cause of death is currently yet to be confirmed, but a shooting allegedly happened in Nashville, Tennessee (via The Sun). Nashville police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and injured another on Saturday morning, reports The Tennessean.

Two days ago, King shared his excitement about being in the city.

King posted his address on Instagram (Picture: Chris King / Instagram)

‘I’m out in CASHVILLE, TENNESSEE celebrating @sincere_aob day at CANNAFEST right now and i’m performing + meeting all type of stoners & artist like myself. Appreciate @significantrecords for having me. pull up now!’ he wrote.

The musician then shared an address with his 186k followers.

The comment section was filled with confusion and tributes from other people in the music industry following his death.

‘The whole industry is here’ (Picture: Instagram/ whoischrisking)

‘Don’t make no sense,’ wrote rapper The Slump God.

Westside Gunn said: ‘Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan WTF 🤦🏽‍♂️ Rest Up Homie.’

‘The whole industry is here. Wish this love was present daily,’ added celebrity talent manager Versatile G.

Machine Gun Kelly revealed he had messaged King days before his death. The pair discussed when they were going to be in Nashville.

‘This sad af for real. The streets have no code no more. Bro came to do a show and share his talent and I vouched for the vibe. I’m sick,’ he wrote.

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